Where Beacon Hill Began
Otis House is the last surviving mansion in Bowdoin Square in Boston's West End neighborhood. Charles Bulfinch designed the house for Harrison Gray Otis, a lawyer who was instrumental in developing nearby Beacon Hill, served in Congress, and was a mayor of Boston.
In 1796, Harrison Gray Otis and his wife, Sally, lived and entertained lavishly in this elegantly furnished home designed by their friend Bulfinch.
Visitors learn about the Otises, their young family, their servants, and the people who loved here after them, when the building was a genteel boarding house. The house portrays both high-style living in the Federal era and the cycles of change in a dynamic urban neighborhood.
From April through November, tours are offered Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., and Thursday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with tours every half hour. (Last tour is at 7:00 p.m. on Wed., and 4:30 p.m. Thurs - Sun.).
From December through March, the house is open for group tours only. Contact us for more information!
Museum Shop open during the regular season from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Historic New England Members Tour Free