Martin House Farm Tours
Tours and special events throughout the summer on Sunday's from 1-4pm!
Get ready for a perfect family getaway at Martin House Farm. Glimpse back into a time of simplicity and immerse in the naturalistic beauty of this rare 18th and early 19th-century farm which still retains the character of its original setting. After the house tour, peek into the hay barn and visualize the days gone by when the farmer was storing his hay there for bedding, covering crops, and feeding animals. See the continuously cultivated fields filled with bounty. Explore all that the surrounding woodlands have to offer, and don’t forget to take a picture in front of the iconic Martin House Farm stone wall.
This home was lived in continuously by members of the Martin family for over 200 years. It is furnished with a number of Martin family pieces and with Mrs. Allien's collection of American and English antiques. The beds, nestled in the cozy bedrooms are dressed in period coverings hand sewn with reproduction fabrics. This House Museum came about thanks to Susan Taber Martin Allien, an eighth-generation Martin, who donated the property to NSCDA MA in 1930, trusting them to preserve and maintain the 60 acres, barn, and homestead.
Martin House Farm is owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (NSCDA MA). This nonprofit organization is celebrating its 128th year of service promoting its missions, which include historic preservation, patriotic services, and sponsoring of veterans programs and educational programs focused on early US history.
Weekly event listings:
July 31 - Quill Penmanship, making pomanders (all docent led in barn)
August 7 - House Tours
August 14 - House Tours
August 21 - House Tours
August 28 - House Tours
September 4 - Chores Tours loom demo with Nan Szenher.
September 11 - Sails and Tales, story telling under trees with Carol Gafford (Swansea Public Library)
September 18 - Case HS Theatre Department, mini concerts
September 25 - Cider Demo, Spencer Morris, Cider Works
Martin House Farm is located at 22 Stoney Hill Road, Swansea.
OPEN: Sunday's from 1-4pm through September. Please visit our website NSCDAMA.org or our Martin House Farm Facebook page for more information. Many special events are planned for this summer.