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

Montgomery County Farm Tours

Annual Farm Tour

Pack your picnic basket, a blanket, and some shades, and come out to Button Farm for the return of the annual Montgomery County Farm Tour. If history repeats itself then the weekend promises to be a real scorcher, so come out and find a shady spot for your cooling pleasure. We will have select produce for sale grown hereat Button Farm. Lawn games, farm animals, and self-guided tours promise a fun time for kids of all ages.

Come for the fun on July 23, 2022, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. It's included in your Admissions Fee. You can purchase a ticket through Eventbrite here.

The Button Farm is set on 40 pristine acres and is Maryland’s only living history center depicting 19th-century slavery and plantation life. The 1850s farm features a Reconstruction-era barn, historic outbuildings, livestock pens, heirloom gardens and a slave cemetery. The farm is home to our signature program — The Underground Railroad Immersion Experience— an experiential, sensory journey depicting the flight from slavery to freedom. 

Welcome to the Button Farm self-guided tour. Here you will find a map of the farm, additional information, and activities. We have also included a map of the trails surrounding the farm which can be accessed at our front entrance gate.

Please remember you are in a Leave No Trace park, so please carry out any trash that you bring in. MASKS MUST BE WORN in the Pavilion, Museum Garden and House Gift Shop, and anytime when close to others who are not in your group. Please maintain a 6-feet of separation between you and others at all times.

Button Farm Living History Center Map

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Seneca Creek State Park Trail Map

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