Historical interpreters of the Colonial Period, especially the American Revolution in the area of Sudbury, MA, the Sudbury Minutemen educate the public through reenactments, performances, speaker events, and parades. The Minutemen hold their monthly muster in the Inn’s Ballroom and co-host an annual Colonial Faire and Muster on the Inn property with the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie. The Minutemen provide a greeter every Sunday at the Inn’s front door to welcome guests and to answer questions about the Revolutionary period in Sudbury. The group holds its annual Twelfth Night Ball at the Inn every year in January, and its Regimental Ball in April.
A living history group dedicated to public education about the Revolutionary War era (1770–1780). Closely affiliated with the Sudbury Companies of Minute and Militia, the Regiment has held re-enactments on the Wayside Inn property. The Fourth Middlesex Regiment originally included nine companies with over 1,000 men from Sudbury, Marlboro, and Stow. Innkeeper Colonel Ezekiel How served as its commander from 1776 to 1779.
Historical reenactors who recreate the British Light Infantry Company of His Majesty’s 4th Regiment of Foot as they were in April 1775 and during the American Revolution. This group provides the necessary British “enemy” role and perspective to reenactment activities. The Infantry occasionally uses the property for drills and displays.
A group of local musicians who practice and play Colonial drum and fife music regularly. They perform outside at the Inn every Wednesday evening in Colonial dress during the summer and convene after their winter practice in front of the hearth in the Tap Room. The Sudbury Ancients co-host the annual Colonial Faire and Muster with the Sudbury Militia.