where present meets past, and past meets future


The historic Button Farm, home to the Menare Foundation, is Maryland’s only living history center depicting 19th century slave plantation life and the heroic story of the Underground Railroad through our unique living history experiences. Situated on 40-acres inside of Seneca Creek State Park in Germantown, MD, we operate under a long term lease with the State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources through the State Resident-Curatorship Program. Menare will restore and maintain the historic buildings and preserve the cultural landscape as a resource for education, preservation and heritage. For more information on The Menare Foundation please visit us at

Heritage Days

The Button Farm will be celebrating Heritage Days
on Saturday-Sunday June 24 & 25.  12noon – 4pm

Each year, on the last weekend of June, Heritage Montgomery hosts its signature event – the annual Heritage Days Celebration.

View our Heritage Days 2017 Mailer.

Heritage Days calendar event page.


Plough to Plate Social

Join us at the Farm for this special tasting event
on Sunday June 25 at 4pm.  
Join us for our “Plough to Plate” Social  with Michelin Star Chef Larkin Rogers Sunday June 25, 4:00-6:00PM following Heritage Days Festival 2017.

Ticket prices and more info on the event and our special guest chef.