TIME: 10 am until 1:00 pm
PLACE: Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636
PRICE: Members of the Public $45, Dames d'Escoffier Members Only $35
RSVP: Click here to buy your tickets on Eventbrite! Ticket cost includes docent-led tour and lunch as described below.
As a follow-up to the Les Dames d'Escoffier tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, what could have a stronger impact than a tidewater plantation tour? We tend to think of Maryland as a Mid Atlantic state, but it is actually south of the Mason Dixon Line and bears the shameful history of slave labor that reverberates in social relationships to this day. The Sotterley Plantation, founded in 1699, is a testament to all those that lived, labored, and resisted here. It is older than Mount Vernon, watch video: Historic Sotterley
At 10 a.m., on May 15th, visitors will meet at the Sotterley Plantation, about an hour's drive south of Washington, D.C. A docent will talk with our group about slavery, resistance and freedom as we tour the house and gardens, including behind-the-scenes areas upstairs and in the kitchen that are not included in most tours.
We will have a lunch, including samples of two variations of Southern Maryland stuffed ham and a choice of sandwiches, salads, dessert and beverages on the portico. After lunch, everyone is free to meander the grounds on their own.
The plantation has limited access for people with disabilities and cannot accommodate wheelchairs. Please wear walking shoes.
Ticket cost includes tour and luncheon.
No refunds after May 2, 2018. L
44300 Sotterley Lane ● St. Mary’s County ● Hollywood, Maryland 20636
LUNCH MENU (Please make your lunch selection of sandwich or salad when ordering your ticket)
Choice of Sandwich
(Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, Chicken Salad, Veggie Wrap)
Sandwiches are accompanied by a side salad
Choice of Salad
(Chef or Cobb)
Salads are accompanied by a roll
Unsweetened Ice Tea, Lemonade, or Water