National Geographic : 1962 Aug
Bridal Party Arrives at Wayside Inn, Most Celebrated Post Road Tavern "As ancient is this hostelry/As any in the land may be," wrote Longfellow of the South Sudbury, Massachusetts, house that in spired his Tales of a Wayside Inn. Martha-Mary Chapel on the Wayside estate, reproduction of a classic New Eng land church, witnesses many weddings. A carriage delivers these newlyweds to the reception at the inn. Artemas Ward's home faces a Franklin stone on the Post Road in Shrewsbury, Mas sachusetts. Ward, a major general under Washington in 1775, died here in 1800. De scendants bequeathed the house, now a mu seum, to Harvard University. 227 AND JAMES P. BLAIR (BELOW) N.G.S.