Otis House Museum

Otis House Museum Otis House is the last surviving mansion in Bowdoin Square in Boston's West End neighborhood. and Thursday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Last tour on Wed.
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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 peop

le 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. April through November, tours are offered Wednesday 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. with tours every half hour. is at 7:00 p.m. and Thurs - Sun. is at 4:30 p.m. Museum Shop open 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic New England Members Tour Free

08/12/2023

We look forward to welcoming folks at Historic New England's Otis House Museum tomorrow, starting at 11am! No advance registration required!

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Shhhhh don't tell Charles Bulfinch we were a day late on celebrating his birthday. Better yet, just come celebrate him t...
08/09/2023

Shhhhh don't tell Charles Bulfinch we were a day late on celebrating his birthday. Better yet, just come celebrate him this weekend by swinging through the First Harrison Gray Otis House to see his handiwork -- we're open for guided tours on Friday and Saturday and free exploration on Sunday! We'll see you at 141 Cambridge St, and you can catch some of his other greatest hits while you're in the neighborhood!

Getting excited yet for Week 3 of August Adventures? Kick off your week at Historic New England's Otis House Museum on S...
08/08/2023

Getting excited yet for Week 3 of August Adventures? Kick off your week at Historic New England's Otis House Museum on Sunday, August 13! No reservations required -- come explore our 1796 Charles Bulfinch Federal-style mansion at your own pace, as our expert museum staff will be on-hand to answer questions and tell you more. We look forward to seeing you!

Visit 31 Massachusetts museums and cultural activities for free during "August Adventures," courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation.

We're looking forward to Historic New England's free Open House Day, 6/3! Visit us at 141 Cambridge Street in Boston for...
05/17/2023

We're looking forward to Historic New England's free Open House Day, 6/3! Visit us at 141 Cambridge Street in Boston for tours on the hour, 11am to 4pm. Explore the world of Harrison Gray Otis and his wife Sally, but also meet the Osbournes, Motts, and others, including domestic staff, who called this property home. Come join us!

Get ready! We’re opening all thirty-eight historic homes, farms, and landscapes on Saturday 6/3. Join us for these OPEN HOUSE events and bring a friend all for FREE!

With sites in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island that feature historic architecture, breathtaking scenery, and exquisite artwork, there is truly something for everyone. See you on 6/3! https://bit.ly/HNEOpenHouse

04/07/2023

Looking for summer work? We're hiring museum guides! See the complete listing for more information.

Description: Historic New England seeks part-time museum guides for sites in Metro Boston. Guides will conduct tours and assist with daily museum operations including tour admissions, membership sales, light museum cleaning, and opening and closing the museum. Training is provided. Historic New Engl...

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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

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