Sotterley Plantation Barns

Barn, Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Barn, Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, St. Mary’s County, Maryland

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Sotterley Plantation Barns

During its history, Sotterley Plantation encompassed 890 acres.  There are a total of 25 buildings, apart from the plantation house itself, which have been preserved on the site giving the visitor a insight into the workings of the plantation.  We have so far looked at the slave cabin and some of the buildings linked to the plantation as a residence.  Here we take a quick tour of some of the many barns and other buildings needed to support the agricultural endeavors.

Barn, Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Barn, Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, St. Mary’s County, Maryland

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The large white barn was built in the 1920s as a sheep barn by Herbert Satterlee.  Restoration work began in 2005 to convert the barn into an indoor venue for Sotterley. It allows the historic site to host meetings, concerts, wedding receptions, education programs, and their annual Speaker Series.

Corn Crib, Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Corn Crib, Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, St. Mary’s County, Maryland

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The corn crib was constructed in the 19th-century.  It was refurbished in the 20th-century. The tools exhibited within the corn crib were used by both artisans and field laborers.  They help illustrate the self-sufficient nature of plantation life. This exhibit showcases the skills of the blacksmith, cooper, wheelwright, and harness maker, and highlights other talents and tools needed to run the plantation, grow tobacco, and process corn.

Drill Press, Corn Crib, Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Drill Press, Corn Crib, Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, St. Mary’s County, Maryland

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6 Comments

  1. Wonderful images Mark. Love the details in the last two especially. I just visited my first two plantations last month and have a better appreciation of like on them.
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  2. These old plantations are really interesting with all of the history associated with them. Nice images all, but there is something about that 2nd one that really does it for me.

    The wagon, that leaning tree and your perspective make this a very attractive shot. The enlarged version can really be appreciated.
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  3. Great series, look like postcards!

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