Harrison Gray Otis House

An 18th-century mansion designed by Charles Bulfinch for Harrison Gray Otis and his wife Sally Foster Otis, the Otis House is the last surviving mansion of Bowdoin Square in Boston’s West End. Groups can take a tour of the house where they will learn about the history of the wealthy Otis family and how the house later became boarding house and clinic. Items on view include a portrait of Harrison Gray Otis, a pier mirror, and more.
 
Contact Info
Address: 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114. Suffolk County.
 
Tel: 617-994-5920.
 
 
Hrs: Vary by season.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 3rd-12th.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
 
Cost: Fee. 
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue