L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site

L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site is located in the Cavendish resort area on the north shore of Prince Edward Island. The site is designated for its ties to world renowned Canadian author L.M. Montgomery.  The site and area consist of two principal properties which include Green Gables Heritage Place and the Site of L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish Home. 

Green Gables Heritage Place is the farmstead which inspired the setting of Montgomery’s most famous novel, Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. The site includes an interpretation centre, the Green Gables house, and the natural surroundings that inspired both her imagination and fictional writing.  Visitors to Green Gables Heritage Place can also discover the Haunted Wood Trail, Balsam Hollow Trail, Lover’s Lane, the site of the old Cavendish schoolhouse, and the babbling brook. When school is out for the summer, this is where you can find Anne and her friends to tell you all about life at Green Gables. 

The privately operated Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Home is the farm property that belonged to L.M. Montgomery’s maternal grandparents, Lucy and Alexander Macneill. It was here that Montgomery was raised by her grandparents.  She spent most of the first 37 years of her life on this property. The farmscape incorporates the ruins of the house, the farm buildings that existed in Montgomery’s time, and the wooded groves and pathways described in her stories.

Both locations were important to Montgomery and were later included in her published works and personal writings. Together, these landscapes evoke both Montgomery’s real life and the fictional world she created.

Please note: The Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Home is not included in the Discovery Pass or the Green Gables Heritage Place entry fee. If you are interested in visiting both locations, a combo pass is available on request. 


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