A Visitor's Guide

The Wayside Inn Historic Site: A Massachusetts Historic Landmark

We encourage individuals and groups to tour the property (learn more about tours). Most of our site is self-guided, where visitors are encouraged to explore the Wayside Inn's exhibits 7-days, 9am to 8pm, and other outbuildings during season (learn more about the Grist Mill and the Schoolhouse). The Inn features three period-style museum rooms, exhibiting objects pertaining to colonial life in a rural farming community, as well as exhibit cases with artifacts pertaining to the family who ran this house as a colonial inn and tavern from 1716 to 1861.

The Wayside Inn Historic Site operates the more well-known Longfellow's Wayside Inn, a restaurant and overnight guest facility which was an important stagecoach stop along the historic Boston Post Road. Visitors are encouraged to make reservations for either dining or lodging in advance. Hiking, picnicing, fly fishing, painting and sketching, and just plain enjoying the natural beauty of the over 125-acres of grassy fields and protected woodlands are just some of the reasons to plan a visit to one of the most unique cultural landscapes in the Greater Boston area. Click here for a Property Map.

Be sure to check out our upcoming events before your visit!