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Sotterley Historic Plantation

44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636
800-681-0850
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Hollywood
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: An 18th-century house that sits on a high bluff with wonderful views of the Patuxent River.
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Kennewick, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a wonderful piece of history! You can almost imagine what life must have been like as you explore the house and grounds. The slave cabin was a real eye-opener.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful gardens of period herbs shrubs and flowers. The history of a plantation from both a planters viewpoint and the slave's as well buildings were well preserved and refurbished. The naration on the walk through is from the different views of those who worked and lived on the plantation through a period before even Mount Vernon to the mid 20th... More

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Great Mills, Maryland, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

It is an old plantation in Southern Maryland. The public tour was nice, grounds are beautiful and well kept. Even has an old slave quarters showing the disparity between them and the owners. That part was informative but sad.

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Well you missed NOTHING by not going to the Sotterley Wine fest. Grossly overpriced. 25 dollars PER person to get in. ($20.00 in advance) That got you a glass and a FEW, very few, tastings. Why, you ask, so few tasting with so many wineries? Well all the "premium wines" cost a dollar to taste. I guess Maryland has a... More

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is an amazing place to visit. The special events are amazing and fun for the whole family. The tours really take you back to another time and allow you to see how people used to live. Weddings are beautiful... Really cant say enough about this place!

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Solomons, Maryland, United States
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185 reviews 185 reviews
36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Always something going on at historical Sotterly! From wine tasting to reenactments of time past! Easy to go to and plenty of parking. Don't miss it!

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Southern MD
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Sotterley, the only Tidewater Plantation which remains open to the public in Maryland, is located in Northern St. Mary's County, MD, about an hour due south of DC and an hour southwest of Annapolis. As a resident of St. Mary's County, I bring visiting history-buff friends and family to Sotterley to enjoy the indoor docent-guided 60-minute standard house tour, specialty... More

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Southern MD
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Sotterley, the only Tidewater Plantation which remains open to the public in Maryland, is located in Northern St. Mary's County, MD, about an hour due south of DC and an hour southwest of Annapolis. (TripAdvisor lists Sotterley's location as Baltimore, which is incorrect). As a resident of St. Mary's County, I bring visiting history-buff friends and family to Sotterley to... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

It's worth paying for the house tour. Our guide Alex was excellent and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

While on a recent visit to see my family in the area I decided to go check out this attraction as I had seen booklets on it at my hotel. I got there in between times of the main house tours and didnt want to wait so i went on the self guided tour of the grounds. It took me... More

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