The Arlington Historical Society

Museums closed for the season. Hope to see you spring 2022!

Important note: Due to a large number of projects – including renovation of museum and collection spaces — this winter the Society is temporarily unable to receive new donations of items for the collection. We look forward to resuming our collection capabilities in the future, and hope that donors might consider holding onto any items they would like to be considered for addition to the collection until the work is complete in July of 2022. This will allow us the ability to give items the consideration and care they deserve and enable us to properly accession items with the appropriate steps. 

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: Outdoor tours Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – please call on inclement weather days to verify.
Museum: Open seasonally at the same time as the Jason Russell House.

Entrance Fees

Sunday outdoor tours – Free
Special arrangements for Jason Russell House inside guided tours (weekdays only): Adults: $8.00, Children: $4.00 – no drop ins. Please email to make arrangements.

Program Series

We will be offering HYBRID programming in 2021-2022. Programs will be held in person and  on YouTube live for members. 


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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