Otis House

Sally’s bed chamber

Sally Otis’ front bed chamber was a very comfortable room and was used for both sleeping and washing. The room also served another purpose; during the day, this chamber was used as an informal sitting room, where Mrs. Otis could receive close women friends and relatives for visits, and have meals. There was no indoor plumbing at this time; bedrooms were furnished with washstands and chamber pots.  In the backyard there was an outhouse and a well.