Immerse yourself in America's history and culture.
There’s so much to see and do at Historic Sotterley that you can spend a whole day here.
Purchase a Grounds Pass ($5 and FREE for kids under 6) at the visitor center or online and explore this historic site.
Your Grounds Pass provides access to:
- Free Parking onsite
- Historic Manor House, Slave Dwelling, and Historic Corridor
- Colonial Revival Gardens
- Museum Shop
- Nature Trails
- Sotterley Wharf
- And more!
General Guided Tours allow visitors to discover an intimate perspective and the material culture of past residents over three centuries of American history of those that owned, lived and worked in the house, enslaved or free. The tour is on the ground floor and is approximately 45 – 60 minutes in length.
Children (Under 6)
Hours of Operation
Grounds and Gardens
Open 7 days a week*
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 11:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 11:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday - Saturday
10:30 am , 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
The 18th Century Manor House doorways may not accommodate all wheelchairs or walkers in some rooms of the house. Please call in advance for full access details.
Printed tours (English or Spanish) and audio tours (English) are available upon request.
Discounts are given for Blue Star Museums, National Trust for Historic Preservation, AAA members, Museums for all Members and Military.
Members are free.
Members benefit from an annual pass to the grounds and guided tours all year long!
Group tours are available year-round for 12 or more with advanced reservations. Upon arrival, your party will be greeted by Sotterley staff. Groups over twenty may be divided for the tour to ensure that everyone can experience all that Sotterley has to offer in a relaxed and intimate setting.
At Sotterley, the touch is personal, no matter the size of your group! You may also choose by advance arrangement to add one of Sotterley’s unique Specialty Tours.
Bus tours are welcome and Group Discounts are available.
Need information on planning and scheduling a field trip? Contact our education coordinator, Katherine Humphries at email@example.com.
Take a Virtual Tour
If you're unable to make it to one of our guided tours, you can now enjoy a virtual tour of Sotterley with Clio! Clio is a website and app (available on iPhone and Android) that will guide you through 8 fascinating stops on the Sotterley grounds and give you some of our history. You can take this tour from home or let it guide you while you're visiting!
You can access the virtual tour here, or download the Clio app and search "Historic Sotterley" to find it.
Historic Sotterley is a nonprofit and new features like this are only possible with donors that believe in our mission.
Please consider making a donation to support Sotterley after trying our new virtual tour!
Leave No Trace
Historic Sotterley is a Leave No Trace site so please take trash with you to minimize your impact on our historic and natural spaces.