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Sotterley Historic Plantation

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Address: 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636
Phone Number: +1 800-681-0850
09:00 - 16:00
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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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A wonderful plantation setting in Maryland with beautiful surroundings. Go in late October for the "Ghosts of Sotterley" tour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
Hollywood, Maryland
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Hollywood, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Hanover, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 MarkLaurel
Jonesboro, Georgia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Docents give a thorough history of this historic tidewater plantation, and there are several outbuildings worth exploring -- shops, a slave cabin, etc. The grounds are beautiful, along a river, and great for a nice walk.

Thank RoadRunnerGramma
Denton, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We visited Sotterley Plantation on a day no guided tours were available. The grounds were attractive and the exhibit/building signs were instructive. It's a lovely property for a walk, but some of the buildings are showing signs of age and neglect. We visited in the spring (April) before the peak of the summer tourist season so we may not have... More 

Thank Ken D

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