Historic Greenbelt Walking Tour

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Historic Greenbelt Walking Tour

Explore the New Deal history of Greenbelt, Maryland, a planned community built in 1937.

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Greenbelt Community Center 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt, MD 20770

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Greenbelt, Maryland, a National Historic Landmark planned community, was built in 1937 as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The town was designed as a garden city that would be a model of modern town planning and cooperative living in America. It features notable Art Deco-style architecture, fine examples of WPA-era outdoor sculpture, and an innovative design that includes walking paths that connect the homes to green spaces and the town center. We invite you to explore Greenbelt’s rich history which continues to shape the community to this day.

This tour leaves from the Community Center at 15 Crescent Road and takes approximately 90-120 minutes. It involves walking outdoors, please dress accordingly. Space is limited to 12 participants. Masks are encouraged, but not required.

In the event of rain, the tour will be cancelled and you will receive a refund.

Walking tours are not conducted in thunder/lightning or snow storms or if the temperature is below 32 degrees or above 95 degrees.

For more information about the Greenbelt Museum, please visit greenbeltmuseum.org

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Greenbelt Community Center, formerly Center School, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770. Free parking is available on either side of the building.