Hyattsville is one of those small hidden gems of a town that invites lingering. The city welcomes families for biking, running and walking, along with a dash of history. Artists have taken note of the wonderful character of the downtown buildings and turned many into studios, learning spaces and inviting restaurants and spots for relaxing.
1 Annelie & Soren Ebbeler Maryland Milestones Heritage Center
This Heritage Center is a starting and connecting point for visitors and residents to explore the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area. The exhibit space tells the story of the communities within the region as well as showcases rotating art exhibits by local artists that speaks to the heritage of the area. The Heritage Center is located within the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.
More about Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, Inc. (ATHA)/Maryland Milestones
4318 Gallatin St
Hyattsville, MD 20781
2 Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Pyramid Atlantic is a non-profit contemporary art center located in a former church-turned-theatre. They foster the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. Pyramid Atlantic offers workshops, exhibits, and a gift shop.
3 Vigilante Coffee
This coffee shop partners with global coffee bean farmers and is housed in the former Model T garage. Vigilante often provides craft coffee classes on different topics.
4 Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store
In the 1880s, this building served as a blacksmith and carriage shop. From 1910-1992, the building served as the Hyattsville Hardware Company. Now, it continues to serve the public as a restaurant, brewery, and general store. Grab a bite to eat of seasonal, locally sourced food, and sip one of the 11 beers on tap or house-made root beer. Since 2007, Franklin’s has won 74 medals at different beer competitions. After that, browse through the beer, wine, gourmet groceries, candy, hot sauces, toys, and tchotchkes available at the general store.
More about Franklins Restaurant Brewery and General Store
Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries
5121 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781
7 Artist & Craftsman Supply
This art store has everything you need and more! There are a wide variety of products to fulfill your artist needs, as well as assortments of novelties. Stop by for one of the many free in-store events.
8 Hyattsville Historic District
Go for a self-guided historic walking tour of the Victorian era Hyattsville Historic District. Many of the historic properties are residential, and there are also a lot of commercial properties along historic Route 1 that you can also explore.
9 Cycle the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail
The Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail, a former streetcar line from Washington DC, parallels US Route 1 between Hyattsville and College Park. This flat, easy-to-ride trail is a great way to explore the unique neighborhoods and retail options of Hyattsville. The Trail connects to other parts of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System.
10 Visit the Gateway Art’s District
Hyattsville’s Gateway Arts District is an arts-based economic development initiative. It is a vibrant environment that showcases the partnerships between restaurants, coffee houses, local and regional theatres, galleries, and many arts-related businesses that share the community’s diverse culture.