Green Gables, Cavendish

A literary landmark, Green Gables represents the actual historical setting behind Canada's best-selling children's book series from the early 20th century. Author of the much beloved "Anne of Green Gables," Lucy Maud Montgomery spent her summers on this idyllic farm, which belonged to her cousins. The complex lies within a national park and features a Victorian-style farmhouse and a barn. Walk through the rooms named after the novels and "haunted" by the ghosts of the writer and her heroine--a willful red-headed orphan. The attraction organizes several engaging activities for visitors of all ages, including costumed actors bringing Montgomery's stories to life. Arrange your visit to Green Gables and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cavendish using our Cavendish trip itinerary planner.
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  • We were fortunate that Green Gables was open when we visited in November but several groups had made prior arrangements and we were able to enter with them. Even though Ann is a fictional character th...  more »
  • I have actually never read the Anne of Green Gables books, but I have heard about them and knew enough for this attraction to be enjoyable. The grounds are beautiful, and I was pleasantly surprised th...  more »
  • I've been an Anne fan since I was a young child. I loved all the small references to the book throughout the house such as the rosebud tea set, broken slate, a dress with "puffed sleeves", a broach on...  more »
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  • Absolutely wonderful. One of the high points of our trip to PEI. This lovingly preserved and maintained farm is idyllic and well worth your time if you're on the island. Don't miss the Lovers Lane stroll...it was beautiful. Friendly staff and easy access to the site. One area under construction as of June 2017, which appears to be a restaurant or something.
  • We were not expecting such a lovely time here. The National Parks have done an excellent job of the setup. Top for us was the characters from the books roaming about the site. They are all amazing actors and stay in character so well. We expected to do this and the museum in one day - we ended up spending all day here. Museum next time we visit Canada.
  • One of the most famous buildings in PEI would be the house that Lucy Maud Montgomery lived in and the house that Anne's home was based off. This lovely building is located in The Prince Edward Island National Park, 8619 Cavendish Rd, Cavendish. I find this house a very remarkable and beautiful place. If you have read the books you will feel a connection to it or if you have watched the musical. Even if you have no connection to the house it is a beautiful property and has a very nice garden.
  • Prepare for lines and strangers in your photos if you're going to visit any time between June and September. The trails are beautiful, but expect some bugs in the warmer months. We enjoyed our visit here.
  • My wife really liked it. Nice grounds and trails and I read that the house is an accurate representation of the house in the book. Lots of park employees to talk to for information. Not too interesting if you haven't read the books.

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Where to stay in Cavendish

The pleasant fields of Cavendish are dotted with a host of holiday accommodations, from cabins and campgrounds to guesthouses and cottages. Most of these can be found on or just off Cavendish Road, which also offers access to the famous setting of L.M. Montgomery's classic "Anne of Green Gables." For the best views over the water and easy access to the beach, stay in a coastal cottage along Rue du Golf Shore Parkway West.
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