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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
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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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Beautiful grounds and interesting house tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2016
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Laurel, Maryland
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Jessup, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 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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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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Thank Janet M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Thank JohnBCowgill
Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Having never heard of this site, it was a treat to learn so much about the history of the area in a way that made it memorable. Whether you only visit the gardens or you take the whole tour, it is time well spent.

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The only remaining tidal plantation remaining in Maryland, building began in 1703. Very unique property not well known and close to Washington DC, try this instead of Mount Vernon and you may like this more. A must is the onsite guided tour of the home which details the long history of the property. A real slave cabin still exists here,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

My husband and I went on a Tuesday, so we were the only ones on the house tour. We watched a re-enactment video about the British being stationed near Sotterley; what the owners were thinking about, and the decision to join the British by some of the slaves. The mini-movie helped bring the slave cabin (an original structure) to life.... More 

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