Otis House

sights / Historic

Otis House information

Location
Boston , USA
Address
141 Cambridge St
Getting there
Bostont: Charles/MGH
More information
www.historicnewengland.org
Prices
adult/child/senior $8/4/7
Opening hours
11am-5pm Wed-Sun
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This stern, Federal brick building was the first of three houses designed by Charles Bulfinch for Mr Harrison Gray Otis at the end of the 18th century. These days it is the headquarters of Historic New England, a preservation society that has recreated the interior of Otis’ day, complete with flashy wallpaper and exquisite period furnishings.

A real-estate developer, congressman and mayor of Boston, Otis and his wife Sally were renowned entertainers who hosted many lavish parties here. Since then the house has had quite a history, serving as a women’s bath and rooming house.