Visiting Sotterley Plantation is like taking a trip back in time. The mansion was built in the early part of the 18th century and is now on the national historic register and open to visitors year round.
I love their holiday candlelight tours above and beyond any other event they host. I think the best way to describe it is “living history”. It’s more of a theatrical production than it is a historical tour. You start by entering the house and witnessing the holiday part of Dr. Walter Hanson Stone Briscoe and Mrs. Emaline Briscoe, circa 1864. The theme this year is “spies and other guests”, so I’m betting that there is a bit of theatrical civil war intrigue that you get to see played out.
The tours have to be booked in advance (you can do so here), tickets are $15 per person, and the tour runs about 40 minutes. In addition, the ladies of Sotterley will be serving cookies and warm cider, and the gift shop will be open as well. This is an evening event so make sure to dress warmly, it’s a safe assumption to say that the manor house probably doesn’t have central heat.
The Holiday Candlelight Tours will be held on December 10-11th, from 6pm to 10pm
Sotterley is located off of Route 245 at 44300 Sotterley Lane in Hollywood, Maryland.
You can order tickets (You must order in advance) HERE
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