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Green Gables, Cavendish
(4.2/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Green Gables a part of your Cavendish vacation plans using our Cavendish vacation builder.
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  • Absolutely loved it here. A dream come true really. The grounds were excellent and we had an amazing time. 
  • This is really a must see and on the way, you can also take in the national park. We not only toured the house and outbuildings, but also several of the trails, which brought to mind what I'd read in ...  more »
  • The grounds are very pretty with lovely gardens. House was open for self-guided tours. It was very crowded, even on a rainy dreary day. 
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  • A very nice experience. Beautiful grounds and trails - very nice spot for some classic looking pictures. Price isn't too bad considering the size of the attraction. Definitely a knowledgeable location for Lucy M type stuff.
  • I do think this is a 'Should visit' place of course. But do think it may warrant some adjustment in expectations. I say this because the parking area is large and so well organized. It needs to be considering the number of visitors etc. The entrance is impressive and there is a dated though well produced video introducing you to L.L. Montgomery. If you are visiting I would suggest timing your visit to correspond with guided activities. If you don't , you will be wondering among a bunch of static displays in the barn, and left to walk a few of the walking paths, and the house of course... anyhow , I guess it is a place to visit. Go on a nice day just watch your expectations.
  • To come to PEI and NOT go to see Green Gables would be really dumb. A lot of people felt the same way. It was busy. Touring the house was a trip back into our own past as we saw countless artifacts our parents used every day when we were in our youth. This was our 50th anniversary trip so we had to have our photo taken walking hand in hand on Lovers Lane. We made that image into a canvas print and it hangs on our wall to remind us we are early in our next 50.
  • Amazing--a must see for every Anne of Green Gables fan! Great programs going on at the same time and it was so fun to see the house. Walking through the haunted forest was great, but my favorite was the oh, so lovely Lovers Lane.
  • For a huge place that basically milks the fame of a TV show...it actually does a good job somehow! I had never even seen the show but found it interesting and enjoyed the visit!