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.

Tickets & Admission

View of the plantation house from the Colonial Revival gardens

Visitors to the site for our Self-guided Grounds Tour, 1703 Plantation House Tour, or Audio Tours (Tour Information page link) do not purchase tickets in advance. Available on a walk-in basis in the Visitor Center. Come and join us!

Upon arrival please begin at the Visitor Center for admission and site information. 

NO ADVANCE TICKETS NECESSARY for Visitors to Historic Sotterley Plantation for Self-guided Grounds Tours, 1703 Plantation House Tours, or Audio ToursAvailable on a walk-in basis in the Visitor Center.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
*Tours:  10:30 am|11:30 am|1 pm|2 pm|3 pm


11:45 am - 4 pm
Tours:  noon | 1 pm | 2 pm | 3 pm

closed to public
  Administrative Office
open Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm


Guided Tour Season May 1 - Oct 31
Self-Guided Grounds Tour: available year-round

Members - FREE


Sotterley Day Pass to Grounds (year-round)

  Self Guided Grounds Tour - $ 3.00
(children under 6 are free)

Sotterley Day Pass &
1703 Plantation House Tours

May 1 - Oct 31

  Adults - $10.00
Seniors - $8.00
Youths (ages 6 – 18 or with college ID) - $5.00
Children under 6 – Free
  (AAA members, National Trust for Historic Preservation  &
  Military discounts available)

Visitors Map of 1703 Historic Sotterley PlantationSelf-Guided Grounds Tour
available year-round
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Guided Tour Season
May 1st – October 31st
(except for noted closings below)
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Audio Tours
May 1st – October 31st
(except for noted closings below)
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Group Tours
available year-round for groups of 12 or more
(except for noted closings below)
Discounts Available
Advance arrangements are required
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Education Programs
available year-round (except for noted closings below)
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Sotterley Plantation is proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

* Sotterley Plantation is proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We welcome all National Trust members to receive a discount of  $1 (10%) off admission when visiting our site.
Visit www.PreservationNation.org/DistinctiveDestinations for more information.


•  Mother's Day - noon to 4 pm
All mothers will receive the Guided Tour of the 1703 Plantation House at Sotterley Plantation for
HALF PRICE on their special day!

•  Father's Day - noon to 4 pm
All fathers will receive the Guided Tour of the 1703 Plantation House at Sotterley Plantation for
HALF PRICE on their special day!

•  Independence Day Star-Spangled Celebration - Click for date & more info
Free event for those with a current Military ID

In addition to its tours, exhibits, beautiful grounds, Colonial Revival gardens, and other things to do, Historic Sotterley hosts many unique events and programs throughout the year. 

These Sotterley Special Events require registration and/or ticket purchase.  Please click to discover if we're having a special event you might want to attend!

Site will be open, but we will not have regular tour operation on these dates due to Special Events:
  see page for date - The War of 1812 “The Choice – Risking Your Life For Freedom"
  October 4 & 5, 2014 - Riverside Winefest at Sotterley

2014 Site and Office Closing Dates:

Site Open, but no regular tour operation  due to Special Events:
  •  June 7, 2014  - The War of 1812 “The Choice – Risking Your Life For Freedom"
  •  October 4 & 5, 2014  - Riverside Winefest at Sotterley

  •  January 1 – New Year's Day
  •  January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  •  February 17 – President's Day
  •  April 20 – Easter
  •  May 26 – Memorial Day
  •  July 4 – Independence Day
  •  September 1 – Labor Day
  •  November 27 – 30 – Thanksgiving Break
  •  December 24 – January 1, 2015 – Winter Break
Please note:
Guided Tour Season & Audio Tours only available: May 1st – October 31st

Restrictions: No pets allowed. No food, drink or photography within the 1703 Plantation House. The Plantation house is not handicapped accessible (walkers and wheelchairs are not allowed). Strollers are not allowed in the Plantation House. Smoking allowed only in parking lot and designated areas.

Driving Directions:
click for detailed directions

GPS address:
    44300 Sotterley Lane
    Hollywood, Maryland  20636

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Visitor's Map of Sotterley
General Visiting Information
Things to Do at Sotterley Plantation
About Sotterley Plantation
Photo Gallery



  Hours of Operation
Tickets and Admission
Tour Information
  •  Plantation House Guided Tours
  •  Self-Guided Tours
  •  Audio Tours
  •  General Visiting Information
Group/Specialty Tours
Colonial Revival Gardens
Things to Do
  •  Nature Trails
  •  Bird Watching
  •  Family Fun
  •  Exhibits
  •  Museum Shop
Visitor's Map of Sotterley
Photo Gallery
  Become a Member
The Sotterley Society
Ways to Give
CFC #13401
Corporate Circle Membership
Job Opportunities
Visit St. Mary's
  Wedding/Reception Venue
Corporate Events
Private Parties
Family Reunions
Photo Gallery
Calendar of Site Availability
  Field Trips
Field Trip Calendar
Book a Sotterley Field Trip
Day Care Outings
Homeschool Groups
Junior Docent Summer Training
Spring Break at Sotterley
Summer Camps
  About Sotterley Plantation
Grounds Use Policies
Misc Sotterley Forms
Stay Connected
Site Map
  Preservation Needs
  •  Past and Future Efforts
  •  Adopt a Project
  •  Building Maintenance
  •  Grounds Maintenance
  •  Adopt-A-Tree/Landscape Fund
  •  Conservation & Preservation
  •  Research
  •  Adopt a Collections Piece
Preserving Our Stories
  •  Research
  •  Oral History
  •  Video Library
  •  Middle Passage Project
  •  Genealogy
  1699 - 1775
1776 - 1822
1823 - 1909
1910 - 1961
  •  Colonial Period
  •  Federal 
  •  19th Century - Part 1 
  •  19th Century - Part 2
  •  20th Century
Sotterley Today
  Ticket Sales
Plan Your Event
Photo Gallery
  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
Legends & Lore
Sotterley Christmas Traditions
Family Plantation Christmas
Living History Events
  •  The War of 1812 - "The Choice"

  •  Sotterley Holiday Candlelight

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

Historic Sotterley, Inc. proudly acknowledges our Corporate Circle Members:

The Boeing Company Minor Buckler Electric, LLC - Sotterley Corporate Sponsor G.S. Proctor & Associates, Inc Old Line Bank

Raley, Watts, & O'Neill - Sotterley Corporate Sponsor Smartronix - Sotterley Corporate Sponsor Taylor Gas Company Tri-County Abstract - Sotterley Corporate Sponsor Wentworth Nursery - Sotterley Corporate Sponsor

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