Hyattsville is a happy surprise.  It is a town with charm and history that has become an arts, shopping, dining and biking destination.



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Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store
Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store
Image Credit: Grace Davenport/ATHA

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.

Heritage Center displays Image Credit: Grace Davenport/ATHA

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.

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4318 Gallatin St
Hyattsville, MD 20781

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Hyattsville home of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Image Credit: Grace Davenport/ATHA

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.

coffee shop in former Model T garage Image Credit: Grace Davenport/ATHA

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.

Franklin’s exterior and mural Image Credit: Grace Davenport/ATHA

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.

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Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries

5121 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781

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Streetcar 82 Brewing Company Image Credit: Grace Davenport/ATHA

5 Craft Beverage Scene, Hyattsville

For the last five years, the craft beverage scene in Hyattsville has been booming. Visit Streetcar 82 Brewing Company, Sangfroid Distilling, and Maryland Meadworks to see why.

Shoppers by The SoHy Arts Building Image Credit: HCDC/Kim’s World of Art

6 Shopping in Downtown Hyattsville

Hyattsville’s downtown is easily accessible on Route 1. Shops include Tanglewood Works, My Dead Aunt Books, Suffragette City, Arrow Bicycles, Green Owl Design, Will’s Decorating, Whistle Stop Studio.

Artist & Craftman Supply Image Credit: Grace Davenport/ATHA

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.

Hyattsville Historic District Image Credit: EHT Traceries, 2007

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.

Trolley Trail in Hyattsville Image Credit: ATHA, Inc

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.

Art lives here sign Image Credit: Copyright Evan Wilder, 2013

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.

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5121 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781
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