Learn About the Great Depression at the Greenbelt Museum

Discover the New Deal legacy of Greenbelt, Maryland at the Greenbelt Museum, which focuses on how this planned community was designed and built during the Great Depression. The museum's historic house offers visitors of all ages an opportunity to see how a family of moderate income lived in the 1930s and 1940s. The house includes objects and furniture associated with everyday life during these years, such as Fiesta ware, depression glass, kitchen utensils, children’s toys, clothes, and linens. The Museum also offers walking tours, changing exhibitions, a quarterly lecture series, and other programs and events throughout the year.

The Greenbelt Museum’s historic house is open for guided tours on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. No reservations are required, but they do recommend that you arrive no later than 4:30 p.m. General admission is $5 and students/seniors are $3. Free parking is available across the street from the museum's historic house behind the public library and adjacent to Greenbelt Community Center.

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