Thought to be originally constructed by John Martin in c. 1665 at the junction of Short Street and Route 6*, the 1728 Martin House on Stoney Hill Road at Route 6 in Swansea offers an opportunity to see how people lived in the latter half of the 17th Century. It began as a one-room house which is now used as a parlor.
The entrance to the house is on Stony Hill Road just off GAR Highway, Rt. 6. Armor similar to what was used during the King Philip War is on display in the house.
The later additions to the house include a fireplace with a beehive oven. A replica of a chair said to be sat in by King Philip is on display. The original is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.