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The Russell House, Arlington

#190 of 282 in Historic Sites in Massachusetts
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • Lexington and Concord get all the press, but Arlington (fka Menotomy) also played a role in the start of the American Revolution. The British marched through the town on the way to and from the Old...  more »
  • We enjoyed a very interesting and informative tour through this old house. Afterwards we were able to visit some of his sculptures in town which really reinforced what we learned on our visit.  more »
  • This is the most under-told story of the first day of the American Revolution! Jason Russell was a brave man who stood up for what was right against Tyrants echoing the sentiment of James Otis Jr.14 years earlier with the words "An Englishman's home is his castle." This is true American History at a pivotal moment! The staff is knowledgeable and the site beautifully preserved.
  • There is ample parking and a small fee for entrance but the guided tour and the site are absolutely awesome and highly recommended. This is the location where most of the Patriot and British casualties occurred on April 19th 1775.

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