Museums & Culture

North Brentwood is an integral part of Prince George's County's rich cultural heritage.

 

For a fuller list of museums in PG County, go to msa.maryland.gov. County arts programs are listed on PG Parks' Arts in Your Community page.

 

Below are a few of the museums and cultural centers in North Brentwood and surrounding towns/cities.

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Gateway Arts District

Route One (Baltimore Ave / Rhode Island Ave) from Oglethorpe St to Eastern Ave

The Gateway A&E District is made up  of four towns: North Brentwood, Mt  Rainier, Brentwood, and Hyattsville.  Gateway CDC serves the arts district and manages attractions such as Brentwood Art Exchange and Mt Rainier's Gateway Media Arts Lab.

 

This unique, mixed-use cultural community supports artists living and working along two miles of Route 1.

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PGAAMCC

p. 301.809.0440

4519 Rhode Island Ave
North Brentwood, MD 20722

North Brentwood's Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center is an anchor organization of the Arts District. It offers tours and kids programs, preserving the county's multicultural heritage through artwork, research, songs, dance and hands-on activities.

 

Hours: Temporarily closed. In the meantime, they have virtual exhibits.

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Brentwood Exchange

p. 301.277.2863

3901 Rhode Island Ave

Brentwood, MD 20722

Brentwood Arts Exchange is another feature of the Gateway Arts District. 
Presenting and promoting visual arts, the BEA has a contemporary art gallery with diverse exhibitions, a craft store with local artisans' wares, concerts, and classes.

 

Hours:

Mon - Fri: 10 am - 7 pm

Sat: 10 am - 4 pm

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Abraham Hall

p. 240.264.3415

7612 Old Muirkirk Road
Beltsville, MD 20705

Abraham Hall, built in 1889, is a historic landmark, a top example of an African-American benevolent society lodge in PG County. It was the focal point of a developing Black community of farmers, and workers, from nearby Muirkirk Iron Furnace.

 

The Hall houses MD-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's Black History program, which assists historical societies and provides educational  programs and exhibits for the public and local schools.

 

Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9 am - 4 pm

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College Park
Aviation Museum

p. 301.864.6029
1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr College Park, MD 20740

This large, state-of-the-art facility is located at College Park Airport, the world's oldest continuously operating airport! The airport was founded in 1909 when Wilbur Wright instructed the first military aviators.


The museum's exhibits / programs change monthly, and displays of unique aircraft and artifacts depict  the airport's many firsts in flight. Make it a day trip and also visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles International Airport. 

Hours:

Mondays: Closed
Tue - Sun: 10 am - 4 pm

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National
Children's Museum

p. 202.844.2486

1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC

The National Children’s Museum is also a science center in downtown DC. It serves kids up to age 12 and their families via interactive exhibits exploring science, tech, engineering, art, and math. They also have virtual STEAM experiences.

There is a cafe with snacks and drinks. Reserve admission tickets in advance. The museum is a popular site for school field trips and children's birthday parties. 

Hours:

Mon - Wed: Closed

Thur - Sun: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm and
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm