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A National Historic Landmark, Historic Sotterley is one of the oldest museums of its kind in the Unites States, with a history dating back to the turn of the 18th century.
Historic Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark is one of the oldest museums of its kind in the United States, with a history dating back to the turn of the 18th century. Many people have called Sotterley home over these many years. Some came here to prosper; others worked the land, either for wages or under bondage. Sotterley today consists of almost 100 acres of breathtaking beauty on the Patuxent River that includes over six miles of nature trails, Colonial Revival Gardens, and over 20 historic buildings. The Plantation House had its beginnings in 1703 and has undergone many changes and additions over time. Sotterley’s only surviving original Slave Cabin illustrates the life conditions of many St. Mary’s County people from the mid-1800s into the early 20th century. We invite you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sotterley and also its rich story of history and cultures. We hope you will join us for the wide variety of public programming offered throughout the year. Become a part of Sotterley’s historic legacy by becoming a member! Visit Sotterley’s website at www.sotterley.org.