Course Description

Sotterley Plantation: A Colonial Gem | Discover the fascinating history of the 17th century Sotterley Plantation in Leonardtown. Explore the construction and development of its manor house and gardens; compare them to other area colonial sites. Discuss the importance of the tobacco trade to Maryland's colonial economy. Evening lecture followed by a plantation tour. $152 includes $45 fee.

Learner Outcomes

Recognize the importance of tobacco to the colonial economy of Maryland and how it led to the construction and expansion of the Sotterley Plantation; Demonstrate an understanding of post in ground construction and timber framing used in the house and agricultural structures of Sotterley Plantation; Identify the descendants of owned Sotterley Plantation, contributions to colonial government, and involvement in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War; Assess the Colonial Revival preservation and restoration efforts undertaken by the Satterlee family in the 1900’s; Explore Historic Leonardtown and discuss its significance to the Tidewater economy, the War of 1812, and Union Naval port during the Civil War.
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