The Arlington Historical Society

Due to concerns around coronavirus, the Arlington Historical Society has made the difficult decision to close to the public until further notice. We will continue to monitor and assess the evolving situation and will update this page when an opening date has been determined.

All public programs have been canceled or postponed.  The health and well-being of our community is a priority, and we will reopen when risk to the public has been mitigated. Our buildings and collections will continue to receive comprehensive care and maintenance with interim staffing.

The Arlington Historical Society, with offices in the Smith Museum, hosts a yearly lecture series as well as offering individual and group tours of the historic Jason Russell House. Through its education and outreach program, the Arlington Historical Society welcomes school classes and scout groups to explore life in colonial America.

\Ed Program in the Smith Museum

Ed Program in the Smith Museum

Hours of Operation

Jason Russell House: Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturday, and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., from Patriot’s Day (mid April) to end of October.  Legal holidays excluded.
Museum: Exhibit, “Family Ties: 200 Years of Arlington Life” is open seasonally at the same time as the Jason Russell House.

Entrance Fees

Jason Russell House (by guided tour only): Adults: $5.00, Children: $2.00
Museum: FREE

Program Series

2019-2020 Lecture Series “My Story — Presenting Historical Themes in the First Person”


Membership in the Society includes: Free admission to the Jason Russell House, Smith Museum, and the Historical Lecture Series; a discount on items purchased at The Museum Shop; a subscription to our newsletter “Menotomy Minutes”. For information on joining the Arlington Historical Society, see our Membership Page.

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