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Sotterley Historic Plantation

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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
Description:

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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Very interesting and well-preserved

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Falls Church, Virginia
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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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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Thank MarkLaurel
Jonesboro, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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 stars Reviewed June 14, 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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Denton, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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 

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Thank Ken D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Sotterley has something for everyone...fabulous living history..love the Ghost tours, the wine fest and the gorgeous gardens!

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Thank DrKOB52
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

It may not be as popular as other sites, but it is a site worth visiting. The views from here are incredible. The tour guide was great. The only downside is that they are not open all year round.

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