Green Gables, Cavendish
Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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If you are a fan of Anne of Green Gables, this place is for you. However, keep your expectations low since this is just the house that INSPIRED the author, not the house in the movies. The movies were... read more »
Our Caravan Tour guide showed us the first of the three movies on the bus ride to the site. And, after being there we bought the book so we would compare it with the movie. The place is very well main... read more »
Just completed all of the Anne books this past summer, so was pleased to visit after about 50 years. Enjoyed the home, grounds, Lovers Lane, Haunted Woods and the Rspberry cordial.
I fell in love with the "Anne of Green Gables" stories, when I was young, after I read the books, and then years later I saw the movies, and I fell in love with the characters and the stories all over again, and I wanted to go to Prince Edward Island to see "Green Gables", but I could never afford to travel so far, because I live in Australia, but now, since the Internet, the chance to see it all online, without actually having to go there, is amazing! Off course, being able to go to actually visit Prince Edward Island, would be the ultimate dream come true, but this is the next best thing. Thank you so much.
Quaint and picturesque spot, although fairly tourist-y. The 'haunted walk' for example is basically a wooded path that intersects with several holes on the surrounding golf course. A good place to bring kids due to the old-time vibe, especially if they enjoyed the Lucy Maude Montgomery books on Anne of Green Gables, but only worth a brief pit-stop for adults.
Loved what I saw - more Anne Shirley (with an e), less lucy maud montgomery would be good.
Pretty nice place! Educated tour guides, well kept property and an immense effort to keep the site as it would have looked when Lucy Maud Montgomery would have been alive.
A must-see for Anne of Green Gables fans. Two hours was enough to see the barn and farmhouse, and walk the two trails - Haunted Wood and Lovers Lane. The trails are easy to navigate and are suitable for all ages. Nice gift shop with all imaginable 'Anne' merchandise for sale. Entrance fee is a bit steep given the limited number of attractions.
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