Jason Russell House

The Jason Russell House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and managed by the Arlington Historical Society, was built in 1740. The British troops arrived at this location in the late afternoon of April 19, 1775 and surprised the colonial militia members who were stationed there in defensive positions. Jason Russell, plus eleven other colonists and two British soldiers, were all killed during that encounter. It was reported in The Lexington – Concord Battle Road Interim Report of the Boston National Historic Sites Commission to the Congress of the United States, 1958, that at the Jason Russell House, “there followed the most famous fight at close quarters during the eventful day and the bloodiest encounter associated with any house in the Revolution.”

Jason Russell Houuse and Smth Museum