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otis house historic tours photoOtis House is the last surviving mansion in Bowdoin Square in Boston’s West End neighborhood.

Take a tour of Otis House to learn about the family’s life in the Federal era and the later history of the house, when it served as a clinic and a middle-class boarding house.

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.

The house reflects the classical proportions and delicate detail of the Federal style.

The restoration of Otis House and its brilliantly colored wallpapers, carpeting, and high-style furnishings is based on meticulous historical and scientific research.

Otis House is a National Historic Landmark, and the home of the Historic New England Library and Archives. Historic New England has launched a series of digital visitor experiences featuring never-before-seen videos, new photography, oral histories, and archival material, including Otis House.

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Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
(June – October)
Tours on the hour, 11 AM – 4 PM

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$15 adults
$13 seniors and students
$7 children

Free for Historic New England members



141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA, 02114 map

141 Cambridge Street
Boston, Mass. 02114


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