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Otis House

Discover where Beacon Hill began Boston, Massachusetts Otis House is the last surviving mansion in Bowdoin Square in Boston’s West End neighborhood. 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...

Designer Steven Favreau reimagines Otis House

Earlier this year, Steven Favreau of Favreau Design and HGTV’s Design Star joined Historic New England’s Ogden Codman Design Group and Design New England on a panel to present how he would reimagine spaces in the 1796 Harrison Gray Otis House. We recently caught up with Favreau to hear...

Otis House restoration work begins

With the generous support of grants from the Boston Community Preservation Act and the George B. Henderson Foundation, Historic New England’s Otis House Museum (1796), a National Historic Landmark, is undergoing restoration work on the front of the building. The project includes the restoration and painting of windows, along with...

New landscape plan on view at Otis House

Following recent restoration of the facade at Otis House, Historic New England staff began implementing a new landscape design on the front terrace. Gregory Lombardi Design created the landscape plan. The geometric forms of the evergreen holly and the boxwood shrubs play off the forms of the windows, draw...

At Otis House, repairs aren’t just another stone in the wall

After much planning and preparation, Historic New England began restoring an early nineteenth-century stone wall at the Otis House Museum in Boston earlier this month. Like the museum itself, the wall is a reminder of a neighborhood that was largely lost to twentieth-century redevelopment. We have yet to find...

Otis House wall reveals new mysteries

At Historic New England, our staff works to preserve a wide range of properties, from seventeenth-century stone-enders to working farms and mid-century Modern. Despite the breadth of projects this entails, our team can still be surprised by things we find during preservation. Repairs to a retaining wall at Otis...

1863 football on display at Otis House

Mention football to New Englanders and the Patriots, Tom Brady, and Gillette Stadium most likely come to mind. They’re probably less inclined to think of this square ball with rounded corners and its place in the history of American football. The ball was used in a game played on...

Otis House Student Tour

What was life like in 1800? At Otis House Take your students on a trip back to the year 1800. This short program is designed to fit into a daylong class trip to Boston. Museum educators lead students on a dynamic, interactive tour of Otis House, the home of...

Otis House Group Tours

Discover where Beacon Hill began A National Historic Landmark Discover what life was like for Boston’s elite after the American Revolution, as the city grew and Beacon Hill became its most fashionable address. In 1796 Harrison Gray Otis, a congressman and real estate entrepreneur, and his wife, Sally, lived...

This wall rocks! Retaining Boston history at Otis House

Just before the February snowstorms, Historic New England completed restoration of the retaining wall at Otis House (1796) in Boston. To the casual observer, this project might not look as exciting as a roof replacement or the restoration of historic paint finishes. However, this critical infrastructure repair continues to reveal...