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The Wayside Inn is a one-of-a-kind destination for special programs and events that will connect you with history in ways that will delight you. Explore our calendar below.

Community Event: Flag Changing Ceremony

On Friday, April 19th, the Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute and the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie will march to Concord from Wayland (formerly East Sudbury) stopping in Sudbury Center for a roll call. The timetable is below. The Companies will gather at The Wayside Inn afterward at 12:30pm for their traditional ceremony and changing of the flag over the entry of Longfellow’s Wayside Inn.

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn flies three different flags throughout the year: the King’s Colors (January 1-April 19), the Grand Union (April 19-July 3), and the Betsy Ross (July 4-December 31).

East Sudbury / Wayland:
4:30 AM Assembly of Troops at ye First Parish Church, Wayland
4:45 AM Depart First Parish Church
4:55 AM Grout-Heard House – Fire Salute
5:10 AM Continue March North on Old Sudbury Rd.
5:25 AM Wayland North Cemetery/First Town Center (1630) – Fire Salute
5:30 AM Depart by carriage and coach to Sudbury Center

Sudbury:
5:30 AM Sudbury Town Hall: Assembly of Troops & Music
6:00 AM Combined forces begin March on Concord
6:05 AM Olde Town Cemetery – Fire Salute
6:10 AM Proceed along Concord Rd. to Pantry Rd.
7:00 AM North Cemetery – Fire Salute
7:05 AM Continue on Pantry Rd. towards Old Dakin Rd.

Concord:
7:45 AM Concord Line – Becomes Old Picard Rd. – Fire LAST salute til Old North Bridge
8:15 AM Concord Middle School – refreshment stop
8:45 AM Proceed on Marlboro Rd., left onto Old Bridge Rd.
9:15 AM Left onto Main St., bear right onto Commonwealth Ave.
9:45 AM Cross Rt. 2 at Rotary (w/ MA SP escort), continue onto Barrett’s Mill Rd.
10:15 AM Proceed to Honorable Col. Barrett’s home – refreshment stop
10:45 AM Proceed on to Buttrick Mansion Old North Bridge
11:30 AM Arrive at the North Bridge Visitor Center
11:45 AM Inspection of Muskets by the NHP Park Ranger
11:45 AM Ceremonies on North Bridge Honoring the Brave Souls of our Ancestors

The Wayside Inn:
12:30 PM Return to the Wayside Inn for Flag Ceremony & refreshment
1:00 PM Flag Changing Ceremony over the Front Door of the Wayside Inn

For more information, visit the Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute website

Questions? Contact Lt. Col. John Neuhauser: ltcolonel@sudburyminutemen.org

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Date

Apr 19 2024

Time

12:30 pm

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Longfellow's Wayside Inn
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