Greenbelt: History of a New Town, edited by Mary Lou Williams, was written as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the city, in 1987. This addition includes a section on the next ten years as well - from 1987-1997.  It's a seminal text on the history of Greenbelt, is beautifully illustrated with photos from the city's history, and makes a great gift!  

Greenbelt: History of a New Town

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Visitor Information

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.