Button Farm Living History Center

Button Farm Living History Center

Where Present Meets Past and Past Meets Future

Script Your Own Adventure

Script Your Own Adventure

Hands-On Experiences For Guests Of All Ages

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice

Come Celebrate Our Diverse Community

Discover a Story of Freedom

Discover a Story of Freedom

Self-Emancipation To Social Justice Nation

Upcoming Events

Join Us At Maryland Emancipation Day 2023!

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October 28, 2023, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 Join Button Farm as we celebrate our annual Maryland Emancipation Day Event in commemoration of the day in 1864, when Maryland changed its constitution to abolish slavery six months before the end of the Civil War. The program features speakers, self-guided tours of the farm’s museum garden and animal pens.  Snacks and cider are provided! This event is generously funded by the Montgomery County Commission on Remembrance and Reconciliation. 

Click here to read more about all our planned activities. https://buttonfarm.org/calendar/event/480-maryland-emancipation-day-2023.html

Thank You For Your Support

Tubman Statue (Mother’s Day Weekend) - CANCELLED

From May 13, 2023 10:00 am until May 13, 2023 3:00 pm

Cancelled Due To Weather

Today’s Program

Mother's Day Celebration

12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

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Button Farm is honored to welcome Montgomery County Executive, Marc Elrich, as our esteemed guest for this event, as he presents a proclamation marking May 13th, 2023 as Tubman Journey to Freedom Day in Montgomery County.

Ranger Crenshaw will discuss Tubman’s early years spent in Dorchester County, Maryland; her skills as an outdoorswoman, her time conducting freedom-seekers on the Underground Railroad, and her later years spent as a suffragette. 

Tip your hat to powerful women at this Mother’s Day Celebration. Tap your feet to Capitol Tap and their new dance performance about Harriet Tubman’s coded Underground letter.

Treat your kids to Storytime with local author Lesley Younge reading from her new book A-Train Allen and discover how a young boy goes on a journey to find a grandmother’s love.  Tour the Journey to Freedom statue to uncover its special symbolism depicting the woman known as “Mother Harriet” to generations of admirers. 

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Additional Activity

Join us at Button Farm Living History Center for the Tubman Journey to Freedom Experience. Wesley Wofford's moving sculpture, depicting Harriet Tubman leading a child to freedom, will be exhibited outdoors at our open-air museum from April 1-May 30. Site visitation by appointment only through our Eventbrite Reservation system. 

Book Your Tickets Now!

Saturday Admission - Free


Please note that the Farm is closed on May 13th due to a forecast of rain  

Program Includes:

  • Statue visitation 

  • Displays, vendors, food
  • Self-guided QR Code Tour of museum grounds, heritage animals & heirloom garden.
  • Limited picnic table seating for BYO lunch (first come, first served

Hours of Operation

  • Saturdays: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Program: Self-Guided
  • Duration: 1-1.5 hours
  • Morning Entry: School/Tour Bus Only (10:00-12:00 pm)
  • Afternoon Entry: Bus/Home School/Cars (1:00-3 pm)
  • Admission: By Reservation Only
  • Access: ADA/Special Needs and Large Motorcoach Bus contact us here:


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