Otis House Museum
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Otis House Museum

A $10.00 value - Included with your Go Boston Card!

The Harrison Gray Otis House exemplifies the elegant life led by Boston's governing class after the American Revolution. Harrison Gray Otis made a fortune developing nearby Beacon Hill, served as a representative in Congress and later was mayor of Boston. He and his wife Sally were noted for their frequent and lavish entertaining. This was the first of three houses designed for the Otises by their friend Charles Bulfinch, the architect of the Massachusetts State House. Its design reflects the proportions and delicate detail of the Federal style, which Bulfinch introduced to Boston.

The interior provides insights into social, business, and family life, as well as the role played by household servants. The restoration of the Otis House, with its wallpapers and carpeting and high-style furnishings is based on meticulous historical and scientific research.

The Otis House also houses the headquarters for Historic New England and its library and archives, as well as a museum shop with books and gifts.

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Included admission with the Go Boston Card


Mondays & Tuesdays.
May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Phone: (617) 994-5920

Website: www.HistoricNewEngland.org

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Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm;
Tours every half hour

Public Transportation

Take the T: Red Line to Charles/MGH stop, exit onto Cambridge Street and walk away from the river to 141; use the Old West Church steeple as a landmark.


141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

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141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: (617) 994-5920

Website: www.HistoricNewEngland.org

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$10.00 $5.00