Part of The Wayside Inn Historic District and home of Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, we invite you to enjoy our pastoral setting, explore our museum rooms, engage with our programs, and savor our generous hospitality.

Legendary Tales. Timeless Hospitality.

Important COVID-19 Information

The Wayside Inn has witnessed much in it's more than 300 years. Wars, plagues, economic depressions, have impacted lives in and around this fabled Inn. Our hearts go out to those most impacted by this current crisis.

Although this current situation has impacted the financial well-being of the Inn, we are pleased to announce we are now open for inside and patio dining, make a reservation by calling 978-443-1776. Our take-out service continues as well. Take a look at our menus here.

Gift cards are also available for purchase and may be redeemed for dine-in and to-go services here.

You are invited to respectfully visit the grounds, but if you do so, please comply with the rules here.

We wish you and your friends and families all the best and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Legendary Tales. Timeless Hospitality.


With humble beginnings as a simple, two-room family home hosting travelers along the Old Boston Post Road in 1716, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn is now the oldest inn operating in the United States. Nestled under great oak trees at the center of our majestic 100+ acre property, the Inn offers generous hospitality, delicious New England cuisine, and comfortable lodging in a warm, historic setting radiating with charm. Whether it be a romantic dinner for two, a small gathering for drinks, a family dinner, a joyous wedding, a large group function, or a night in the country, we are proud to continue a time honored inn-keeping tradition for visitors from across the globe and around the corner. Welcome to America’s home for hospitality for over 300 years.

We look forward to your visit.

"Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury was the top prize winner, taking home four awards, one each for Best Fine Dining, Best Romantic Restaurant, Best Local Tourist Attraction, Wedding Venue."

Best of MetroWest Awards 2019
MetroWest Daily News

"This is a must-do kind of place if you are visiting in New England! The gracious, centuries old inn makes the most of its historic setting. The food is excellent and bountiful with an accent on New England favorites like, scrod, chowders, chicken pot pie, butternut squash and homemade bread basket. There is something for everyone with a special flavor of history mixed in. Reservations are encouraged."

BeefEaterOlives
TripAdvisor

"Step back into history and dine where Longfellow did...well, at least once. The front pub will give you an authentic feeling of what life was like back then and has a pub menu and great drinks. The rest of the restaurant is fabulous - excellent food and atmosphere, and vegetarian options as well. There are several rooms that have been left as they were and are museum quality. It's a pretty amazing place and people there, both staff and customers, were very welcoming."

Billyc842
TripAdvisor

Legendary Tales. Timeless Events.

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Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol -- Friday, December 11

December 11, 2020 7:00 PM
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Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol -- Saturday, December 12

December 12, 2020 7:00 PM
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Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol -- Friday, December 18

December 18, 2020 7:00 PM
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Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol -- Saturday, December 19

December 19, 2020 7:00 PM
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Legendary Tales. Timeless Events.

Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol -- Saturday, December 19
December 19, 2020

December 19, 2020

Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol -- Saturday, December 19

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Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol -- Friday, December 18
December 18, 2020

December 18, 2020

Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol -- Friday, December 18

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Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol -- Saturday, December 12
December 12, 2020

December 12, 2020

Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol -- Saturday, December 12

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Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol -- Friday, December 11
December 11, 2020

December 11, 2020

Virtually Dickens: A Christmas Carol -- Friday, December 11

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Latest News

The Wayside Inn Welcomes Jill Conley as Archivist & Online Collections Curator

11/2/2020
The Wayside Inn Welcomes Jill Conley as Archivist & Online Collections Curator
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Longfellow’s Wayside Inn Hires Tyler Karpeichik as Executive Chef

July 9, 2020
Longfellow’s Wayside Inn Hires Tyler Karpeichik as Executive Chef
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TWIF Receives 25th Anniversary Grant from the Foundation for MetroWest

April 28, 2020
The Wayside Inn Foundation receives 25th Anniversary Grant from the Foundation for MetroWest
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Temporary Closure for Kitchen Equipment Upgrade Announced for March

February 4, 2020
The Wayside Inn announces temporary closure from Monday, March 2nd through Friday, March 20th for the installation of a new hood ventilation system in its kitchen.
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Sally Purrington Hild Named First Nonprofit Director

October 11, 2019
The Trustees of The Wayside Inn Foundation (TWIF) are pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Purrington Hild as the first Director of Nonprofit Programs and Affairs.
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The Wayside Inn Introduces New Retail Partnership with Plimoth Plantation

September 30, 2019
The Wayside Inn Foundation announced today that it has entered into anew retail partnership for operation of its gift shop with Plimoth Plantation
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The Wayside Inn Foundation

September 3, 2019
The Wayside Inn of Sudbury, MA, announced today it is adopting a new name of “The Wayside Inn Foundation” as part of a broader set of initiatives to fortify its identity as not just a landmark historic inn, but a nonprofit organization entrusted with the preservation of over 100 acres and 9 historic buildings, including its crown jewel, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn.
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SudburyTV: The Old Fashioned Way featuring The Wayside Inn Grist Mill

February 8, 2018
Have you ever wondered what makes our Water Powered Grist Mill so unique? Thanks to our friends at SudburyTV and their series The Old Fashioned Way, the living history that thrives on our property is explained! This incredible segment
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