Sotterley Plantation

Sotterley Plantation

Site Location :  St. Mary’s County (Site #8)


Coordinates :  W     38-22-37N      76-32-14E
Address & Directions from a Major Highway :

44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636

Traveling south on Route 235 towards Hollywood, turn on to Route 245 East (Sotterley Gate Road). Follow Route 245 to Sotterley Plantation.

Public or Private : Operated by: Historic Sotterly, Inc.
Site Access (days & hours) : Office: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00p.m.
Grounds: Tuesday – Saturday , 9am- 5pm; Sundays, Noon- 4:00p.m.
Manor House: May 1st – October 31st, Tuesday – Sunday, 10a.m. – 3:00p.m.[

Note: This is a Paddle-in site for visitors but not a Launch site

Special arrangements for use (requirements & contact’s phone number) : No launching is permitted. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments and picnic on the grounds. Outside tables are available by prior request . Continental breakfast and lunch on the portico is available groups 15 or more by prior arrangement.

Sotterley Office: 301-373-2280, 1-800-681-0850
Education Department: 301-373-2280
Office Email:
Special Interests (fishing pier) : Older than Mount Vernon, older than Monticello, older than the nation itself, Sotterley Plantation stands majestically on the banks of the Patuxent River. It is the only remaining Tidewater Plantation in Maryland that is open to the public with a full range of visitor activities and educational programs. Sotterley’s significant architecture features the early 18th-century Manor House, a rare slave cabin, and a full array of outbuildings set amidst seventy acres of rolling fields, gardens, and riverfront.

Sotterley has been a dynamic participant in the nation’s history since its early days as a colonial port of entry and a thriving tobacco plantation. In the nineteenth century, as the site of one of the largest communities of enslaved African Americans in Southern Maryland, Sotterley witnessed the struggles and triumphs of the journey from slavery to freedom. In the early years of the twenthieth century, the declining plantation was restored in a romatic attempt to revive the colonial past.
Parking: (number of spaces, distance to the water) : More than 20
Fees : Check website for current fees and tour schedule
Wheel Chair Access : Yes
Toilets : Yes
Picnic tables : Yes
Camping : No

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