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.

Heritage Breed Animals are essential to the daily life of Button Farm. Our chickens provide eggs for our farm family as well as eat insects that can damage our garden crops. Our Rhode Island Reds and Buff Orpingtons are two of the many breeds one would have found on 19th century Montgomery County farms.  Check our QR code to learn more about these special birds.

Our Heritage Chickens

No family farm of the 19th century would have been complete without chickens, both for eggs and meat. The centralization and industrialization of egg and meat production has led to a decline in the diversity of chicken breeds in America in the 20th century. We are part of a movement to preserve heritage breeds threatened with extinction. 

Here at Button Farm you will currently find two heritage chicken breeds: Rhode Island Red and Buff Orpington. We have plans to introduce other breeds including Speckled Sussex, Welsummer, Brahmas, and Barred Plymouth Rock. 

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