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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  • This was a wonderful look at where the author and films of Anne of Green Gables was done. It really brings you into and feel as if you lived during this great book series. We did the tour wit Prince E...  more »
  • We visited in early September and we really impressed. My girlfriend Sherrie was especially taken with the homestead and the history of Green Gables . The staff were very pleasant and approachable.  more »
  • I have long been a fan of Anne of Green Gables and never thought that I would visit this homestead. My husband who is not a fan and didn't know much about Anne or her author thoroughly enjoyed the vis...  more »
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  • If you are a kindred spirit, this is the place to go! The house of Green Gables lives up to your imaginations, you can even see Anne's room, there is information throughout and you can walk down Lover's Lane or through the Haunted Wood. PEI is a beautiful place, but this was THE highlight for us. There were people from all over the world, and they all seemed to be very happy. Fun photo ops. We went before the main season when they have a costumed Anne and Diana, but my own little girl enjoyed being Anne for a day and was a hit with fellow tourists. The gift shop can be a dangerous place if you're an Anne fan ;)
  • Too popular and too busy to enjoy, but it's one of the places where history comes to life and makes you understand that we have nothing to complain about. It's not exactly huge property, you can enjoy few hours at this place, parking can be a problem, but the rest of the experience is pleasent. Walk around, enjoy little trails around, try ice cream :)
  • Well, we snuck on the grounds here because it was pretty pricey and my family didn’t want to do a stuffy tour. The walk around the property was lovely and the hike around there was manageable for most. Cool piece of Canadian history!
  • This has been and is a very popular place to visit. Growing tourism numbers made it necessary to construct new visitor facilities and rework the parking lot. Work on the parking lot temporarily makes parking a bit tricky ( as of summer 2018). That should be fixed soon.
  • An essential place to visit if you are in PEI. Beautiful grounds. I particularly enjoyed the walking trail through the Haunted Wood. The interpretive centre is undergoing a massive renovation. It was not too busy in October, but I imagine it could get quite crowded in the high season (summer).
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