Dallin Art Museum at Jefferson Cutter House.Dallin Museum at Jefferson Cutter House.

UPDATED Sept. 25: The annual Arlington Center Walking Tours sponsored by the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum began May 25 this year. On these excursions, attendees explore artistic and historical landmarks in the center of the town of Arlington.

The next one -- which is the final one for the season -- is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.

The free one-hour walking tour starts at the headquarters of its sponsor, the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, 611 Mass. Ave. -- the yellow building at Whittemore Park. Donations are encouraged to this non-profit organization. Metered parking is available in the municipal lot behind the museum building, off Mystic Street.

Dallin Art Museum, 611 Mass. Ave.

The museum celebrates and educates about famed artist and former Arlington resident Cyrus Dallin. During the tour, visitors will learn about two of Dallin’s most masterful public sculptures -- “Menotomy Hunter” and “Robbins Memorial Flagstaff.”

Geri Tremblay, museum cofounder and board of directors' president, notes these additional highlights:

  • “Uncle Sam Memorial Statue” (1976) commemorates Samuel Wilson, the original Uncle Sam, near his Arlington birthplace.
  • “Soldiers and Sailors Monument(1887) is dedicated to those who served in the Civil War.
  • Arlington Co-operative Bank (1934) is a special example of Art Deco architecture.
  • Robbins Library (1892) is a vital community resource and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
  • Town Hall (1913) is an elegant edifice and the seat of town government.

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Suggested donation is $10 for the general public, $5 for musuem members and students; and free for children 13 and under. 

The final one for this season is set for Sept. 28. For more information about the tour or the musuem, contact Nancy Blanton, Dallin Museum group tour coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What the museum contains, when it's open

The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum contains nearly 100 works, including approximately 50 sculptures, 10 paintings, and several coins and medals. The museum’s mission is to promote new insights into history by exploring the life, work and values of this celebrated sculptor, educator and Indigenous rights advocate. The museum has a newly redesigned front entryway and Indigenous People’s Gallery.

It’s open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m., and by appointment.

For more information about Dallin’s work and other museum events, visit the museum website.

This news announcement by YourArlington freelance writer Susan Gilbert, who also provides publicity for the Dallin Art Museum and is one of its trustees, was first published May 15, 2023, and updated most recently Sept. 25, 2023.