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Final Dallin Museum walking tour held

Dallin Museum after 2016 renovation

If you’ve been busy all summer, and haven’t yet had a chance to join the Dallin Museum’s exploration of Arlington Center, you’re in luck – you have one more chance.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m., visit Arlington’s historic landmarks, including several artistic and historical gems. This one-hour guided walking tour starts at the Dallin Art Museum, 611 Mass. Ave., the yellow building located behind Whittemore Park. 

The Dallin Museum contains nearly 100 works of artist, and former Arlington resident, Cyrus Dallin. It’s open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Metered parking is available in the lot behind the building, off Mystic Street. For more information, contact Nancy Blanton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-641-0747.

Andrew Jay, Dallin Art Museum board member and former Arlington resident, will lead you to Dallin’s most iconic public sculptures: "Menotomy Hunter" and the Robbins Memorial Flagstaff. The "Hunter" is a tribute to this land’s First People, the Massachusett Tribe.

You’ll also enjoy several more highlights:Dallin Museum after 2016 renovation

  • "Uncle Sam Memorial Statue" (1976) ― Commemorates Samuel Wilson, the original Uncle Sam, near his birthplace here in town.
  • "Soldiers and Sailors Monument" (1887) ― Dedicated to those who served in the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln quote inscribed.
  • Robbins Library (1892, addition 1992) ― Italian Renaissance style, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, gifted to the town by the Robbins family.
  • Whittemore-Robbins House (1800) ― Beautifully restored Colonial mansion, with adjacent Olmstead-designed garden.
  • Town Hall (1913) ― Elegant edifice, seat of town government.
  • Arlington Co-operative Bank (1934) ― Unique example of Art Deco architecture.
 Sign-up is easy

To sign up for the tour:

    1. Go to dallin.org.
    2. Under Programs & Events, you’ll see information about this exciting tour.
    3. Click here! to register.
    4. To get your tickets, click Tickets (green box).

Suggested donation: $10, $5 for members and students, and free for children 13 and under.


This news announcement was published Thursday, May 13, 2021, and updated Sept. 6.

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