Day Trip from Boston: Longfellow’s Wayside Inn

Boston is an amazing city full of history, but the history isn’t just contained to the city limits. Take a short drive (about 45 minutes) west of the city and visit Longfellow’s Wayside Inn! It’s the oldest operating Inn in the U.S. and is chock-full of history.

The Inn itself is stunning. When you walk inside, you can meander through the house’s museum-like rooms that depict how the owners used to live in the 1920s.

The Inn’s dining room is beautiful, but their food is also delicious. With seafood such as crab cakes and clam chowder, and salads, soup, chicken, and steak on the menu, there is something for everyone. They even feature an old traditional bar menu  – along with contemporary cocktails and wines, of course.

However, there is more than just an Inn and restaurant here. There is a working water-powered grist mill (built by Henry Ford) and an old one-room school house (built in 1798) -the origin of the story of Mary Had a Little Lamb. Both of these places you can walk to and tour. Another 10 minutes away is “Garden in the Woods” – a 45-acre botanical garden.

Perfect for children, families, couples, and history lovers, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn is a great way to spend your day. Learn more and plan your visit here!



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