Longfellow's Wayside Inn

72 Wayside Inn Rd.
Sudbury, MA 01776- Map It
Phone: (978) 443-1776

AAA Editor Notes

Longfellow's Wayside Inn is .2 mi. w. off US 20 at 72 Wayside Inn Rd. Made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's book of poems “Tales of a Wayside Inn,” it is one of the country's oldest operating inns. Refurbished by Henry Ford in the 1920s, the inn features period display rooms and an 18th-century tavern. Also on the 120-acre site are the Martha-Mary Chapel; country gardens; a water-powered gristmill; and the 1798 Redstone Schoolhouse, which was made famous by the nursery rhyme “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” Food is available.
Hours: Inn open daily 9-8. Gristmill open Wed.-Sun. 9-11 and noon-5, Apr.-Nov. Schoolhouse open Fri.-Sun. 11:30-5, mid-May to mid-Oct. (weather permitting). Closed July 4 and Christmas.