Historic Sotterley Visitors' Center Parking and Check-In
Historic Sotterley Visitors' Center is where you park and check-in to the museum. The center is open during guided tour season, May-Oct. Wed-Sat. 10 AM -4 PM, Sun. 12-4 PM. You can buy admission to the grounds, add a guided tour to your experience, browse the museum shop, watch an introductory video, become a supporter to help us preserve history, refresh yourself, use restroom facilities and more. Please check Sotterley's website, www.sotterley.org for holiday or special event closures before your visit. Historic Sotterley grounds are open seven days a week most everyday of the year, 10 AM-4 PM. When the visitor center is closed, feel free to drop a donation in the box and pick up a map and information about Sotterley and a printed copy of this Sotterley tour on your Clio app.
Backstory and Context
Sotterley's Visitors' Center is housed in one of its historic structures. The original section of the house and porch that faces Wharf Road, was built in 1910 by the owner of Sotterley to as a home for the family of Charles and India Knott. Knott was the site farm manager from 1910-1960. As the years passed and the family grew, the house was expanded. The house was surrounded by a large farm complex. Most of these farm buildings were either moved or torn down. Look around the perimeter of the house and see if you can spot some of the old farm buildings that remain. The museum has used this structure to house other families, and it was once used as an education center. Since 2009, it has housed the museum's Visitors' Center.
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Historic Sotterley. Accessed April 17th 2020. sotterley.org .