Sotterley Plantation
Hollywood, MD
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description: Sotterley Plantation, on the banks of the Patuxent River, is the only remaining Tidewater Plantation in Maryland open to the public. Designated a National Historic Landmark, the site includes the early 18th century Mansion, a rare slave cabin, and a full array of outbuildings on nearly 100 acres of rolling fields, gardens, and riverfront. The authentic 18th and 19th century architecture reveals Chesapeake Bay plantation life in the form of a customs warehouse, smokehouse, corn crib, brick necessary, and plantation schoolhouse. Visitors can also walk along Sotterley's estuarine shoreline, woodland trails, meadows, an antebellum orchard, and colonial revival gardens.
Location / Directions: Sotterley is located on Route 245 in Hollywood, Md. It is approximately 10 miles northwest of Solomons, MD.

From the North: Take MD Route 5 south to Route 235. Follow 235 to Route 245/Sotterley Road; turn left and follow the road to Sotterley.

From Virginia: Take US 301 to MD Route 234. Follow 234 to Leonardtown and turn left on MD Route 245. Follow 245 to Sotterley.

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Address: Sotterley Plantation
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636
Visitor Phone: (301) 373-0850
Activities: Sotterley provides tours by trained interpreters who guide you through three sites—the Manor House, the Slave Quarters, and the Plantation Landscape. You also can take a self-guided walking tour or stroll the nature trails on site.

Note: Sotterley is restoring the Manor House, so access to some rooms is limited, and furnishings may be missing from some rooms.

Educational Programs Hiking Picnicking Tours / Walking Tours

Operating Hours:

Grounds are open Mon.-Sat. from 10:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday from 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Sotterley is closed on Mondays

Sotterley is open for Walk-In Mansion tours from May 1 - October 31; Mansion Tours Tues. - Sat. are at 10:30, 11:30, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00; Sunday are 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00. Sotterley is closed Mondays for Mansion Tours.

Grounds tours are open year round for Self-Guided Tours during normal working hours. Group tours for 15 people or more may be scheduled year round in advance through the office. Group tour rates are available.


Guided Mansion with self-guided grounds tours: $10 for adults / $8 for seniors / $5 ages 6-12 / 5 and under free

Self-guided grounds tours only: $3 per person

Group Tours of 15 or more (by two week advance reservation only): $7 per adult.

Visitor Facilities:

Sotterley Plantation features a gift shop, restrooms, and picnic tables for its visitors.

Teas and lunches on Sotterley's Portico may also be scheduled in advance through the office.

Sotterley's gardens or newly restored Barn may be used as a venue for weddings and other special occasions.

Accessibility: Sotterley offers limited handicapped access. Call the office for details.

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