Greenbelt, Maryland is a National Historic Landmark planned community built in 1937 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. One of three green towns established during the Great Depression, the project put struggling Americans to work, provided low-income housing in the Washington, D.C. region and was a bold experiment in town planning and cooperative living. The Greenbelt Museum allows visitors to experience Greenbelt’s beauty and rich history through tours of our historic home, exhibits, public lectures, educational programs for children, and walking tours of the historic community. We invite you to explore!
HOURS Historic House located at 10B Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770 is open Sundays 1pm-5pm for guided tours except for major holidays and in January. The museum house is open by appointment only in January. Admission is $3. To schedule a group tour, please click here.
Our latest exhibition! The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus opened in June 2015. The exhibit examines the life and work of New Deal era sculptor, Lenore Thomas Straus. Click here for more information about the exhibit. Greenbelt Community Center, open Monday-Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 10am-7pm. Free.