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, Maryland, 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


We want to thank everyone who came out for our second
Drinks on the Veranda event.  We enjoyed sharing the farm with you and  sipping on mint juleps.
The money raised from ticket sales, our raffle and donations
help to keep Button Farm going strong, and we
appreciate your support!

Volunteers Wanted

Button Farm is always on the look out for dedicated volunteers to staff events, programs and making the farm beautiful.  If you or your group are interested, drop us a line at