Labor Day Festival 2019

The Greenbelt Labor Day Festival (Aug 31 - Sept. 2) is always a great time for us to open the Historic House for free tours and show off not only our little gem of a house, but also our New Deal community with walking tours. Visitors started off their tour viewing a short film about the history of Greenbelt in 10A Crescent...

In addition to tours, we also held our annual Retro Town Fair, which was a hit! Held on the grounds of the Historic House at 10B Crescent, our Retro Town Fair is much like those the earliest Greenbelters enjoyed starting in 1939.

Ribbons are awarded for the best entries in a number of categories: flowers, vegetables, baked goods, canned goods and needlework/sewing. You can see a gallery and list of this year's winners here. We also have a "Legacy" handcraft category welcoming items that are heirloom handcrafts made by an entrant, or by a family member, more than 10 years ago. Legacy items are displayed inside 10A Crescent and are not judged as they are exhibit only. Thank you to all of our participants this year and we'd also like to thank all of our visitors and volunteers for helping to make this Labor Day Festival a success. See you again next year!

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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.