Historic Sotterley Plantation located in Southern Maryland about 60 miles south of Washington DC
 

The mission of Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, is to preserve, research, & interpret Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures & environments, & to serve the world as an educational, cultural, & community resource. Historic Sotterley, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity organization.

Photo Gallery of Historic Sotterley Plantation

Overlooking the scenic Patuxent River in Southern Maryland, Sotterley Plantation encompasses nearly 95 acres of rolling meadows, gardens and shoreline. It is the only remaining Tidewater plantation in Maryland that is open to the public with a full range of visitor activities and educational programs. Sotterley's significant architecture features the 1703 Plantation House using post-in-ground construction, a rare c. 1830’s restored Slave Cabin, and a full array of outbuildings set amidst rolling fields, Colonial Revival gardens, and riverfront.

Colonial Revival Gardens


Sotterley Christmas Traditions

Family Plantation Christmas

Take a horse-drawn carriage ride | Sing carols Go on a Twelve Days of Christmas Holiday Hunt Greens & gifts sale LIVE seasonal music Shop at Santa’s Secret Shop | Visit Mrs. Claus' Kitchen Visit Santa | Children’s crafts & activities

Gala in the Garden

Gala in the Garden Fundraiser for Historic Sotterley Plantation Gala in the Garden Fundraiser for Historic Sotterley Plantation Gala in the Garden Fundraiser for Historic Sotterley Plantation Gala in the Garden Fundraiser for Historic Sotterley Plantation

Ghosts of Sotterley

Holiday Candlelight Living History Event


Independence Day Celebration Concert

Bring your picnic lunch or purchase food and drink from local vendors Listen to the patriotic musical renditions of the Chesapeake Orchestra Brass Quintet led by Maestro Jeffrey Silberschlag of St. Mary’s College of Maryland Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music Breathtaking view of the Patuxent River

Sotterley's Legends and Lore

Middle Passage Ceremony and Port Markers Project


On November 12, 2012 - Sotterley Plantation and the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project What was to become known as Sotterley Plantation was a landing site for those that survived to a life of struggle in bondage under the slave system in America.

Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange at Historic Sotterley Plantation

Buy or exchange your way to a beautiful garden! All proceeds will support the upkeep of Sotterley’s gardens and grounds. The Free Plant Exchange gives gardeners the opportunity to bring their plants and exchange for other annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, trees, bulbs and seeds! Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange at Historic Sotterley Plantation

Camp Skipping Stone Summer Camp

Sotterley Weddings

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty and rich history of Maryland’s Tidewater area as you create your own special memories Host your special day at Sotterley and let our past be the backdrop for your own historic memories! Step back in time and entertain your guests, as the former residents of Sotterley once did, on the front portico of our 18th century plantation house. Take in the spectacular river and meadow views. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty and rich history of Maryland’s Tidewater area as you create your own special memories
Host your special day at Sotterley and let our past be the backdrop for your own historic memories! Four areas of our gardens are available for rental for ceremonies and receptions: The Garden Room is one of our most popular ceremony spots. The space can accommodate ceremony seating for up to 175 guests in a variety of configurations.
The Pecan Room is our largest garden space and can accommodate ceremony seating for up to 350 guests or an 80 x 100 tent suitable for a large reception. The Croquet Lawn is a popular reception site. This space can easily accommodate ceremony seating for up to 200 guests or a 60’x 80’ tent suitable for a large reception. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty and rich history of Maryland’s Tidewater area as you create your own special memories The Barn is our site’s largest indoor venue. The space allows for theater or banquet seating for 120 guests.
Our Warehouse is the ideal location for a cocktail hour, rehearsal dinner, intimate ceremony, or small reception. Brick walls and an exposed beam ceiling add to the charm of this space. Our Warehouse is the ideal location for a cocktail hour, rehearsal dinner, intimate ceremony, or small reception. Brick walls and an exposed beam ceiling add to the charm of this space. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty and rich history of Maryland’s Tidewater area as you create your own special memories

Riverside WineFest at Sotterley



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  1699 - 1775
1776 - 1822
1823 - 1909
1910 - 1961
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  •  19th Century - Part 1 
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SOTTERLEY EVENTS
  2nd Saturday Series
Sotterley Speaker Series
Spring Break at Sotterley
Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange
Gala in the Garden
Star-Spangled Celebration
Summer Camps
Sotterley Barn Bash
Riverside WineFest at Sotterley
Ghosts of Sotterley
Sotterley Christmas Traditions
Family Plantation Christmas

Sotterley Plantation is proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

All National Trust members receive 10% off admission when visiting Sotterley Plantation.

Historic Sotterley Plantation    44300 Sotterley Lane (PO Box 67)    St. Mary’s County    Hollywood, Maryland 20636    officemanager@Sotterley.org    301-373-2280

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