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Historic Sotterley, a National Historic Landmark, has a history dating back to the turn of the 18th century and is one of the oldest museums of its kind in the United States. Many people have called Sotterley home over its 300 year history. Some came 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-1800's into the 20th century. We invite you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sotterley and also its rich story of history and cultures. Become part of Sotterley's historic legacy through membership! Enjoy our annual signature events which include: Speaker Series, Gala in The Garden, Barn Bash, Riverside WineFest at Sotterley, Ghosts of Sotterley, November specialty tours and educational programs. Grounds open year round. Guided tour season: May 1-Oct. 31, wednesdays-Sundays. Visitor Center is open during tour season. Group Tours available. Sotterley's Farmer Stand runs from June through the end of September, Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00. Make history and become a Sotterley volunteer! Visit Sotterley's website for more information at
Official Designations: National Historic Landmark | Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site | Maryland Civil War Trail Site | Chesapeake Bay Gateways | Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail | Star Spangled 200/Maryland War of 1812 Site| Middle Passage Marker Project Site

The only aviation museum in the country focused on reserach development, test and evaluation of Naval Aviation systems.

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