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Address: 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636
Phone Number: 800-681-0850
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: An 18th-century house that sits on a high bluff with wonderful views of...
An 18th-century house that sits on a high bluff with wonderful views of the Patuxent River.
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A walk with my heritage

My family traces back directly to this historic home. A beautiful example of time long ago on a lovely riverfront setting. I want to learn even more now. Our guide was a friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My family traces back directly to this historic home. A beautiful example of time long ago on a lovely riverfront setting. I want to learn even more now. Our guide was a friendly young man who was a history major. Wish that I could explore the upstairs areas as well. This is an ancient home and outbuildings, it should always... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I am hesitant to rate Sotterley as excellent, as I'd like to keep the place all to myself, and an excellent rating will draw more visitors! But we spent 3 1/2 hours at Sotterley yesterday, and enjoyed the history, views of the water and the taste of America's colonial past. It was well worth a visit. On arrival, we watched... More 

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west chester, pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

a wagon ride around the grounds provided a good overall history of the plantation with interesting stories of the owners and region from the friendly guide. there are flower as well as vegetable gardens well-tended by volunteers. for those enjoy pleasant hikes on the trails, there is a combination of 6 miles worth of hikes with some offering water views... More 

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Dameron, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went here with some visiting family members (although I'd been here several times before). The grounds here are well maintained and our guide was excellent. Toured the slave quarters and the gardens. It was interesting that there are hidden passageways that were used incase pirates were seen coming up the Patuxent River - and to hide the valuables! Also, interesting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not the most user friendly place. Despite only 15 cars in the parking lot (and many were for the farmers market not the tours) we had to wait over two hours for the next house tour since they had a tour group booked. What they do not have more than one guide? So we did the grounds tour with the... More 

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Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife and I stopped in here on a whim, just because we saw the signs on the highway. We decided the grounds were so beautiful that we'd love to take the tour and learn some more about it. We also felt good knowing our admission fees would be helping to support the group running this gem. The audio detour... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This site is unusual in several respects, including its age (the original section of the plantation house dates to 1703), the thoroughness of the information presented (the guided house tour, the audio grounds tour, and the written brochures answer nearly any question most visitors could have), and its garden (far more well-tended, extensive, and beautiful than most historic homes have).

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A beautifully restored Maryland plantation, Sotterley is worth a visit. Its grounds and gardens are enveloping during the spring and summer with a delightful blend of color and texture in the flower beds and extended herbal variety in the kitchen garden. The manor house has been fully restored with an interesting array of rooms that were added on as the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The slave cabin is not a novelty It should be burned to the ground... I just moved to Southern Maryland from California and this place was suggested

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Salisbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We visited the Sotterly Historic Plantation and what a wonderful experience. This plantation was in operation from 1910 until 1960 and you will see the farm from the owners eyesYou get your tickets to tour the home at the Gift Shop (near the parking lot). We walked over to the beautiful home and had a wonderful young male docent who... More 

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