Sotterley Plantation

Let your future begin with our past. Our 300-year old plantation offers an enchanting opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring beauty and rich history of Maryland’s Tidewater area as you create your own special memories. Sotterley Plantation is an active, vibrant part of our nation’s rich cultural heritage.


Older than Mount Vernon, older than Monticello, older than the nation itself, Sotterley offers a sweeping view of the Patuxent River and of our shared history. Encompassing nearly 100 acres of rolling meadows, gardens, and shoreline, Sotterley
is the sole-surviving Tidewater plantation in Maryland that is accessible to the public.

Sotterley’s first family came to Maryland in 1699 and began construction on the house in 1703. The plantation has been at turns, a frontier farm, a thriving tobacco plantation, a colonial port, and a busy steamboat landing.

An 18th century plantation house and Smokehouse as well as 19th century Slave Cabin and more than 20 other out-buildings express the Plantation’s 300-year evolution.

Historic Sotterley, Inc. is the steward of the plantation and the programs offered. The organization is a non-profit with a mission to preserve, research, and interpret Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures and environments and to serve
as a public education and cultural resource.

Host your special day at Sotterley and let our past be the backdrop for your own historic memories!

The mission of Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, is to preserve, research, & interpret Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures & environments, and to serve the world as an educational, cultural, & community resource.
Historic Sotterley, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity organization.

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