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Sotterley Historic Plantation

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Address: 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636
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+1 800-681-0850
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

An 18th-century house that sits on a high bluff with wonderful views of the...

An 18th-century house that sits on a high bluff with wonderful views of the Patuxent River.

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Hidden Charm

For any history buff this is a must see! In 1993 this historic property was turned over to a historic foundation and since then they are trying so hard to restore the property and... read more

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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For any history buff this is a must see! In 1993 this historic property was turned over to a historic foundation and since then they are trying so hard to restore the property and bring it to life. As a non-profit in this part of Maryland is not easy - but the history they have is amazing and well worth... More 

Thank BeachMom1092
Silver Spring, Maryland
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73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

No tour available but we just followed the map and found our way around. The mansion was closed but the grounds were still great to walk around and check out. Not too busy; the only people were volunteers working in the garden.

Thank kilaonig
Hollywood, Maryland
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A wonderful plantation setting in Maryland with beautiful surroundings. Go in late October for the "Ghosts of Sotterley" tour.

Thank demejo825
Houston, Texas
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205 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stopped in the middle of the week , so not busy. We had a very knowledgable young man take us on the house tour. Not only is this like a small scale Mt Vernon, the original owner was friends with Washington. If you are interested in colonial history this would be a stop you should make.

Thank Joseph B
North Carolina
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107 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The plantation is not what it used to be. It is in serious needs of repair and should have better staff. There were no signs to find the wedding area, there was not enough fans in the barn where the reception was so it was too hot to enjoy, there were no screen doors so the flies were all over... More 

Thank Savytrotter
Falls Church, Virginia
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266 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a very nicely maintained historical site with beautiful grounds and excellent signage. It does a great job of tracing the history of the plantation and the slave trade that permeated the history of this part of Maryland. The price is reasonable for the unguided tour and there is certainly enough to keep one busy for a couple of... More 

Thank skink
Hanover, Maryland
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I visited Sotterley Plantation the last weekend in July. Upon driving up, my husband and I were invited to take a Hay Ride w/ a tour guide. The history of this plantation was very interesting and described the extreme conditions that were endured on a working farm. We rode along the route that would have been used by slaves to... More 

Thank thriftyGi
Jessup, Maryland
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206 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I visited Sotterley Plantation on a blistering hot summer day with my four sons ages 3-13. It's a very inexpensive outing if you don't do the house tour - I paid only $5 per person over the age of 6 (note that they are currently closed on Mondays). The visitor's center is small but they have a movie playing and... More 

Thank crayolabird
Laurel, Maryland
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198 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

A short ride if you are in the Solomon, MD area. Be sure to take the house tour. The guide we had was excellent and very informative. Also must check out all the "minor" buildings as it adds to the historical understanding. Beautiful flower gardens and be sure to take the walk down to the area of the former wharf.

Thank Mark H
Jonesboro, Georgia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We are history buffs and paid a visit to Sotterley Plantation while in the area visiting our daughter. It is a very interesting house and grounds. The docent providing the house tour was very knowledgeable.

Thank Janet M

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