Otis House Museum, A Historic New England Property

Discover where Beacon Hill began

141 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114

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Discover what life was like for Boston's elite after the American Revolution, as the city grew and Beacon Hill became Boston's most fashionable address. In 1796, Harrison Gray Otis, a congressman and real estate entrepreneur, and his wife, Sally, lived and entertained lavishly in his elegantly furnished home designed by their friend Charles Bulfinch. Learn about the Otises, their young family, their servants, and the people who lived here after them, when the building was a genteel boarding house. Today, the house portrays both high-style living in the Federal era and the cycles of change in a dynamic urban neighborhood. Walking tours on the first Saturday of the month, May through October, to explore the architecture and social history of Beacon Hill. Museum shop. Open April - November Wednesday- Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours every half-hour Last tour at 4:30 p.m. Open year-round for group tours. Contact us for more information. The Otis House is one of thirty-seven historic properties owned and operated by Historic New England. Visit www.historicnewengland.org for more information.


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