Otis House Museum

Interesting
The house (1796) was the creation of two men who permanently influenced Boston's urban landscape: architect Charles Bulfinch and Harrison Gray Otis, lawyer, speculator and politician. The first of three houses Bulfinch designed for Otis on Beacon Hill, this Federal-style dwelling reflects the refined taste of the upper classes during the early years of the Republic. A second-story Palladian window softens the facade. Exquisite period furniture, ornate moldings, hand-blocked borders and a freestanding staircase adorn the interior. The house serves both as a museum and as the headquarters of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Founded in 1910, the society administers 36 house museums in five states.

Useful information

Address : 

Cambridge St 141

Phone:

+1 617-227-3956

Price:

8 $

Opening hours

[Wed-Sun 11am-5pm - closed Bank Hols]

Nearby tourist attractions

Old West Church
Old West Church
Complementing its Federal-style neighbor
0:15
Smith Court
Smith Court
This small cul-de-sac was the heart of
0:15
Abiel Smith School
Abiel Smith School
The 1834 school and adjacent 1806
1:30
African Meeting House
African Meeting House
The African Meeting House can be found
0:15
State House
State House
Two centuries ago, the golden dome of
0:15
Chestnut Street
Chestnut Street
This picturesque street presents a fine
0:15
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Old West Church
Old West Church
Complementing its Federal-style neighbor
0:15
Smith Court
Smith Court
This small cul-de-sac was the heart of
0:15
African Meeting House
African Meeting House
The African Meeting House can be found
0:15
See all