Arlington Historical Society

7 Jason St.
Arlington, MA 02476

Date Posted:
February 27, 2023

Eastern Massachusetts



Volunteer Tour Guide


The Jason Russell House is operated by the Arlington Historical Society, and is the site of the bloodiest fighting during the first day of the American Revolution on April 19th 1775. Guides are needed to provide tours for visitors to this historic site. If you are interested in a fun and rewarding opportunity in the Arlington area, consider volunteering as a guide.

Training is provided on Saturday, April 29, which includes information about the history of the house as well as information about April 19, 1775. All guides work in pairs, so new volunteers have a mentor to support them. Volunteers from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to participate.  Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. from June through October. Guides serve approximately six times during the season by signing up for their choice of dates.

We are looking for people who are interested in local history and are comfortable working with visitors and speaking to small groups. 
How To Apply:
Guide Training is being offered Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 4:30 p.m. The session will include a tour of the house, information and background on the Russell Family and the events of April 19, 1775, and chance to meet and socialize with like-minded volunteers. If interested, please contact the Arlington Historical Society office by emailing or call (781)648-4300.
Apply by:
April 21, 2023
About this Organization:
The Arlington Historical Society includes the historic Jason Russell House, site of April 19th, 1775 battle, and the Smith Museum. We preserve and interpret the history of Arlington (West Cambridge; Menotomy) MA for the public. We maintain a significant archives and collection related to town history.