Longfellow's Wayside Inn

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Longfellows Wayside Inn

Longfellow's Wayside Inn—a nationally significant Massachusetts Historic Landmark—is the oldest Inn still operating in the United States and has been serving travelers along the old Boston Post Road for almost 300 years. What began as a two-room home in 1707, the Howe family ran a successful tavern and innkeeping business on this site from 1716 to 1861.

From its Colonial roots as an important stagecoach stop, to Henry Ford's historic preservation of the property as a living museum of American history from 1923 to 1945, the Wayside Inn offers a unique experience of history. The Inn is the perfect backdrop for your own memory-making occasions, as well as a unique casual touring and educational destination.

Part of the Wayside Inn Historic Site, Longfellow's Wayside Inn offers informative exhibits as well as atmospheric dining and guest rooms for the visiting public. The Inn serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to compliment the exploration of the property's 125 scenic acres.  An ideal venue for weddings or other special functions, the Inn offers a number of private dining rooms and permits the use of the historic Martha Mary Chapel, located on the property.  Furthermore, the Wayside Inn holds several exciting public events each year, including food and beer festivals, concerts, colonial reenactments, holiday shows and presentations, and antique shows.  

In addition to serving as a restaurant and event space, the Inn proudly features nine overnight guest rooms, allowing travelers the world over to spend a night amidst history.  Each room is tastefully appointed, and includes a wonderful New England breakfast the following morning.  

The Inn is dedicated to helping visitors experience and appreciate the past.  We encourage you to visit us and enjoy any of our exciting aspects, from dining, to lodging, to sightseeing.  

Restaurant Hours
Monday - Saturday:  Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner begins at 5:00pm

Sunday: Dinner 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: Breakfast 7:00am - 10:30am