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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
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Great place to visit

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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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.

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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.

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Thank Joseph B
North Carolina
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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 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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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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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 

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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 

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Laurel, Maryland
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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.

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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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.

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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.

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