Visitor Guide


A ramp provides wheelchair and stroller access to the Smith Museum and the ground floor of the Jason Russell House.


The Jason Russell House and Smith Museum are easily reached by automobile. From outside Boston take I-95 to Exit 29A, Route 2 East. Proceed on Route 2 to exit 59A, Pleasant Street. Make a left onto Pleasant Street. At Massachusetts Ave. make a left heading west toward Lexington. Make a left at Jason Street. Parking is located on Jason Street or take the next right onto Jason Terrace – our parking lot is located behind the Smith Museum.

Public transit offers several choices to bring you to our door. The MBTA’s bus routes 67, 77, 79, 80, 87, and 350 all stop at Arlington Center. Many of these buses can be caught at the Red line station at Harvard or Alewife. Get off the bus in Arlington Center opposite the Town Hall and walk one block west on Massachusetts Avenue to Jason Street.

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Individuals wishing to conduct research of The Society’s Collections may contact us by phone or email to arrange an appointment.