Please join us on
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Tour and Lunch
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,
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
DATE: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
TIME: 10 a.m. until 1:00p.m.
PLACE: Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, St. Mary's County, Hollywood, Maryland 20636.
Tel. (301) 373-2280 www.sotterlyplantation.com
COST: Les Dames d'Escoffier Members $45 (includes docent-led tour and lunch menu below). Members of the Public $35 (includes docent-led tour, lunch menu below and $10 tax exempt donation for LDEI-DC scholarships). Please make your menu selection when ordering your ticket. Your order should include 2 tickets per person: 1 paid ticket and 1 lunch order (free, included in admission price).
RESERVATION/CANCELLATION DEADLINE: May 2, 2018
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