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.

Honey Bees, kept for centuries for their honey, are crucial pollinators for many kinds of plants and trees. The beehive at Button Farm was rescued in 2017 from a restoration project at the Loving Charity Hall, at the Warren Historic Site, near Poolesville, Maryland.

Bees might be the most famous of pollinators and have many varieties. Honey Bee populations are under threat due to a mix of factors, including disease, pests, and pesticides. There are other species of bees that also pollinate, such as Mason Bees and Bumblebees.

The bees were successfully removed and transferred to the farm thanks to beekeeper Jim Frazer and the Montgomery County Beekeepers Association, and now pollinate the museum gardens. 

Note: More information about our bees is available from Plenty Magazine, Summer Growing Season 2019, "Cross-Pollinating History and Nature: A Story of Bees" pp 33-35.

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