We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 7 Jason Street, Arlington, MA 02476-6410
Phone Number: +1 781-648-4300
Website
Description:

Retreating Redcoats killed 12 Minutemen in this Colonial farmhouse.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 11 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A great place to start when following the History of the American Revolution

If you are in town in April and are interested in the plight of the Minutemen, here's a great place to start. One of the bloodiest battles between the colonists and the British... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Jane F
,
Arlington, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 11: English reviews
Arlington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are in town in April and are interested in the plight of the Minutemen, here's a great place to start. One of the bloodiest battles between the colonists and the British took place . The grounds and home are kept to the period and the guide will tell you all about Mr Russell and how he stood up... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jane F
Reading, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Hours are limited, but they do guided tours if you can show up on their Saturday and Sunday hours. Interesting and riveting Revolutionary story that you likely never heard, and also an interesting example of the type of house an average farmer in the era would have owned (as opposed to the mansions and opulent houses that often become museums).... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sara L
Rockport, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

i remember going to the Jason Russell house when just a child.....a long long time age. i will always remember the lady there showing me the bullet hole left in the wall. i nice quick tour and the grounds are especially beautiful in Autumn. bring a lunch and drink for a picnic on the lawn......oh a blanket for the ground... More 

Helpful?
Thank michael t
Arlington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
107 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is a wonderful location for wedding or special event. The staff are customer-friendly and the location is easily accessible. The only downside is parking - heck, it's Arlington!

Helpful?
Thank usuallyhappyguy
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Beautiful 18th century home in Arlington, Massachusetts. Not too far from Lexington - about a half hour. The rooms themselves are very well preserved and although most artifacts are not original to the house, it gives good imagery for what it would have looked like. However, I wish the tour focused more on the events of April 19, 1775, because... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ben B
Level Contributor
44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Fascinating place. The tour gives great insights into the horror of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Fighting inside the home; bullet holes can still be seen on the walls.

Helpful?
Thank Bruce W
Newton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

We had an excellent tour with a very pleasant and informative tour guide. This is a small museum and historic house but very well worth a visit. This lovely 18th c. house has been beautifully preserved with all the original details - moldings, floors, windows, doors, etc. - intact, complete with historic bullet holes. Some very interesting American history took... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Deb255
Arlington, MA
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

The Russell House is home to the Arlington Historical Society. Touring the house is very educational and adds new insight to the Colonialists/British conflict. There are still actual bullet holes to view within the structure as well as historic furnishings and a very beautiful painting depicting the Battle that occurred there. The Smith Museum is also there and contains interesting... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ted P
Arlington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

This house has changed very little in 200+ years. There are bullet holes that remind a visitor of the running battle that took place as the British soldiers retreated to Boston.

Helpful?
Thank Eva121036
Arlington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Another great landmark of the American Revolution. The visit is guided by a very knowledgeble volunteer, a very interresting part of local and U.S History.

Helpful?
1 Thank NickMT

Travellers who viewed The Russell House also viewed

 

Been to The Russell House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Russell House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?