Halloween is "spooktacular" at the Greenbelt Museum Historic House! This means vintage Halloween decorations, including vintage candy boxes, masks and costumes, displayed in the house. Many of the decoration displayed in the house are based upon Director Megan Searing Young's research proving that they are similar to the kinds that Greenbelters would have used.

Halloween was a big holiday for children in Greenbelt. There was a big parade in the center of town (like the one in the c.1945 photo below) and by the end of the night, they had pillowcases full of candy.

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Historic House


The Museum is currently closed with all staff working remotely, but check our blog and join us as we #MuseumFromHome

10B Crescent Rd.

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Open Sundays 1-5 pm

Admission $5 or under

Contact us to visit or book  tours on other days!

Exhibition Gallery


Lenore Thomas Straus Exhibit

Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Rd. 

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Open M-Sat 9am-10pm, 

Sundays 10am-7pm

Greenbelt Museum Office

15 Crescent Road

Greenbelt, Maryland 20770



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Preserving and sharing the New Deal history of an experimental planned community built by FDR in suburban Maryland in 1937 and still thriving today.