Take a tour of the Massachusetts Tavern Trail
Revere may have been a regular at the Warren Tavern, but the Wayside Inn is where his legend was truly born. This public house inspired poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to pen his 1863 “Tales of a Wayside Inn,’’ which included his famous ode “Paul Revere’s Ride.’’ Serving travelers on the Boston Post Road since 1716, the inn is a true throwback, particularly the Old Bar Room, one of two original rooms. Pewter tankards hang from the rafters, candles sit atop bare wooden tables, and a blaze crackles in the fireplace.
72 Wayside Inn Road, 978-443-1776, www.wayside.org