Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History

Bonus: Longfellow's Wayside Inn

April 10, 201527 min
The Howe Inn and Tavern of Sudbury, Massachusetts served as the inspiration for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s tales, including his famous "Midnight Ride of Paul Revere." Today, you can visit and eat dinner at Howe’s Inn and Tavern, but we know it by a different name: Today we know it as Longfellow’s Wayside Inn. In this bonus episode, we explore a listener requested topic of colonial inns and taverns by investigating the history of the oldest inn still in operation: Longfellow’s Wayside Inn.

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