Tales of a Wayside Inn is a collection of poems by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The book, published in 1863, depicts a group of people at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts as each tells a story in the form of a poem.
This reprint of the complete Tales of a Wayside Inn is dedicated to the Howes, who ran this inn from 1716 to 1861, and to their descendants. Before the publication of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales in 1863, the Inn was known first as Howes Tavern, then later as the Red Horse Tavern, after its famous sign. It is in the spirit of this great tradition that we honor the Howes, without whom there would be no Wayside Inn today.