A National Park Service Network to Freedom site. Read More + Visit Website . Castle. Family-owned for its entire significant history, Sotterley Plantation was opened to the public in 1961. I had my first sleepover in the state of Maryland in the slave cabin at Sotterley in 2011 when the Slave Dwelling Project was only in its second year. The bigger wrong of financing and supporting the sotterley plantation is not the slavery but the horrible process of glamorizing the slave masters, and of glamorizing the master's mansion as if it is some noble or honorable place which it is not. Sotterley Plantation is one of Maryland’s best preserved 18th century tobacco plantations. A few places. Where did they settle? Restoration is ongoing at this National Historic Landmark, but the house is fully furnished. Life and culture at Sotterley Plantation was greatly shaped by both owners and workers. During the pandemic, these have been suspended, but you can still visit. I opted to only visit one place on the plantation, the slave cabin. Sotterley is a historic landmark and one of the only homes in the area to not be burned to the ground during the Civil War. On the roughly 50 minute tour, the guide discussed not only the home, but the family and slaves who lived there, plantation life, and Maryland history. It was then that Sotterley announced the beginning of a formal Descendants Project. Pre-pandemic, they offered ours, hosted weddings inside the historic home and taught classes for all ages. Restaurants near Sotterley Historic Plantation: (5.54 mi) CD Cafe (5.97 mi) Kim's Key Lime Pie and Lotus Kitchen (9.95 mi) Jerry's Place Restaurant (4.95 mi) Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill (6.02 mi) Lighthouse Restaurant and Dock Bar; View all restaurants near Sotterley Historic Plantation on Tripadvisor $ The plantation was built by James Bowles in the years between 1699 and 1703. The slave dwelling was built around 1830. Slave Cabin at Sotterley Plantation, Maryland, is one of the only remaining freely accessible examples of its kind in the state. Sotterley Historic Plantation: Sotterley Plantation - See 64 traveler reviews, 35 candid photos, and great deals for Hollywood, MD, at Tripadvisor. Sotterley is a National Historic Landmark. Remarkably, forty-nine enslaved people fled this plantation during the War of 1812. Check the website, and plan to attend a house tour if you can. Sotterley Plantation declined with the end of the Civil War and slavery but was revived in the early 20th century. Historic Sotterley is a preserved plantation near the water in Hollywood, Maryland. I was so grateful to the late Ms. Agnes Kane Callum, who is also a direct descendant of one enslaved at Sotterley, for her diligence in working so hard to ensure the recognition of my ancestors and hers was done. This historic plantation is well worth a visit. Überprüfen Sie die Webseite zu besuchen, und planen ein Haus Tour, wenn Sie können. It was their son, George Plater III who designated the estate as the Sotterley Plantation, a name which honors the place in England where the Platter family had once lived. This National Historic Landmark, overlooking the Patuxent River, features a 1703 mansion, authentic 1800s slave cabin, Colonial revival gardens, nature trails and numerous historic buildings. Sotterley today is run by a private foundation and is the only Maryland Tidewater plantation open to the public. This is a list of plantations and/or plantation houses in the United States of America that are national memorials, National Historic Landmarks, listed on the National Register of Historic Places or other heritage register, or are otherwise significant for their history, association with significant events or people, or their architecture and design. It includes a c. 1717 manor house and a rare slave cabin along with a full array of outbuildings. It was a wonderful gathering of community and descendants of workers, owners, and enslaved, with speakers and storytelling. Most left on just one night in June of 1814. Get Directions. Sotterley Plantation, interior of slave dwelling An image of the interior of the slave dwelling on Sotterley Plantation, taken after partial restoration.