Welcome to The Wayside Inn Historic Site, a private landmark property owned by The Wayside Inn Foundation, a Massachusetts nonprofit organization. Please respect our buildings and grounds and comply with our policies and staff requests at all times while on our property. We reserve the right to revoke any permissions granted or to request any visitor to leave the property.
To contact our staff, please call the Inn at +1-978-443-1776.
The Wayside Inn Foundation reserves the right to update or revise these General Property Use Policies and other applicable policies from time to time in its sole and absolute discretion without notice and with immediate effect, and may close public access to the property at any time due to seasonal constraints, maintenance, or private events. Enjoyment of our property and nature in general entails certain risks. Although we do our best to maintain our trails, walkways, bridges and other features and structures on our property, there are many risks, some natural (weather, erosion, trees, wildlife, or other natural phenomena) and some man-made, that present themselves in the use of our property. Users assume full responsibility for their own actions and personal safety, as well as for those of any minor children or any pets, while using our property. Users of The Wayside Inn Foundation property assume all risks and agree to hold The Wayside Inn Foundation and its trustees, staff, volunteers, and program/event hosts harmless from any and all liability arising out of such use. The Wayside Inn Foundation is further protected against claims of personal injury or property damage suffered by visitors under M.G.L. c.21, Section 17(c).
It depends. If you are taking personal photos or videos, or painting/sketching on our property, no fee is due, but we ask you to please comply with our General Property Use Policies. Personal photography means no one is getting paid to take the photo/video or the photo/video will not be sold or used for financial gain or profit. Artists coming to paint or sketch en plein air (painting outside) are not required to pay a site use fee unless doing so in a group of 3 or more (in which case, please contact our Innkeeper for arrangements).
Anyone getting paid to take photos/videos on our property (even if the photo/video is for personal use such as an engagement photo, yearbook photo, holiday photo, etc.), or if the photo/video will be sold, licensed, or used for financial gain or profit (sale of reprints or photo/video/image licensing), are required to pay a site use fee of $25.00 per day session (payable at the Front Desk at the Inn) or be an active member of our Photographers Membership Program.
All professional photographers must also comply with our General Property Use Policies. Photographers/videographers providing professional services for a scheduled wedding or other approved function on our property are not required to pay a site use fee or be members of our Photography Membership Program.
No. We do not authorize the use of any photo, image, video, or artwork of any of our buildings in connection with the promotion, marketing, or sale of any product, service, event, organization, or activity or which implies endorsement by or association with The Wayside Inn Foundation, without our prior written agreement.
No. Persons who take photos or videos on our grounds or that include images of our buildings, or those who depict our buildings or grounds in original works of art (paintings, sketches, etc.) will acquire copyrights in their works in accordance with applicable laws. However, we do not authorize the use of any photo, image, video, or artwork of any of our buildings in connection with the promotion, marketing, or sale of any product, service, event, organization or activity or which implies endorsement by or association with The Wayside Inn Foundation, without prior written agreement. In addition, use of our names is restricted to identifying the building or location as noted below, and none or our logos may be used with photos, videos, or artwork.
Yes, but for any photograph, video or artwork that includes images of our buildings or grounds, the use of the names “The Wayside Inn” and/or “Longfellow’s Wayside Inn” may only be used with such works to identify a building or location in the title, caption, or description of that photograph, video or artwork. The names “The Wayside Inn” and “Longfellow’s Wayside Inn” are valuable and protected tradenames and trademarks of The Wayside Inn Foundation, and no license or other rights are granted to any party to use such tradenames or trademarks for purposes other than to identify a building or location in the title, caption, or description of a work.
No. Our logos are proprietary and protected trademarks of The Wayside Inn Foundation. Use is only permitted by prior written agreement with The Wayside Inn Foundation.
The manufacture, distribution, or sale of any product or merchandise (e.g., calendars, notecards, T-shirts, mugs, plates, keychains, ornaments, souvenirs, etc.) with images of our buildings in combination with the use of our trademarks, tradenames, or logos is strictly prohibited without the prior written agreement of The Wayside Inn Foundation. Further, no party may use our trademarks, tradenames, or logos or images of our buildings to promote or endorse a product, service, organization or activity without the prior written agreement of The Wayside Inn Foundation. The tradenames, trademarks, and logos of The Wayside Inn Foundation are proprietary and protected assets. Use is only permitted by written agreement.
Please contact the Innkeeper for any questions or notices under these policies at 978.443.1776 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEREAS, it is acknowledged that over its 300 year history, items of historic, cultural, material or monetary value used or belonging to the Wayside Inn may have been improperly removed from the Inn or otherwise gone missing;
WHEREAS, these items are of considerable significance to the Inn and its history;
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees, on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the Inn, desires to encourage the return of these items and does hereby enact the following “Wayside Inn Missing Property Amnesty Program”: