A must-see for fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables books, this farmhouse once belonged to Montgomery’s relatives and served as the inspiration for the “Cuthbert farm” in her novels. Today the whitewashed dwelling is furnished as described in the books, with multimedia exhibits covering Montgomery’s life and works.
Walk in the footsteps of Anne, Montgomery’s flame-haired protagonist, as you explore the 19th-century Green Gables Heritage Place and peruse its multimedia exhibits. For an in-depth experience of the Green Gables Shore region in Prince Edward Island National Park, visit on a guided tour from Charlottetown to see the farmhouse, the area’s coastal scenery, and local jam purveyor Prince Edward Island Preserve Company. You can also explore the area around Green Gables to see notable sites from the books including Lovers Lane, the Haunted Wood, and Balsam Hollow.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Green Gables house is a must-see for literature aficionados and history buffs.
- The on-site Butter Churn Café serves coffee, baked goods, local ice cream, and other snacks.
- Visitor facilities also include a gift shop and restrooms.
- Services at Green Gables are available in both English and French; printed guides are also available in Japanese.
- All buildings at Green Gables Heritage Place, including the first floor of the house, are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
Green Gables Heritage Place is located in Cavendish on the north coast of Prince Edward Island (PEI), roughly a 40-minute drive from Charlottetown. The easiest way to get there is by road, and free parking is available on site.
When to Get There
The site is open daily from May through October, and is busiest during July and August. To avoid summer crowds, visit before 11am or after 3pm. In summer, you can see the popular musical version of L.M. Montgomery’s novel, which runs every year at the Charlottetown Festival.
Prince Edward Island National Park
Canada’s Prince Edward Island National Park is a popular summer destination, with sandy beaches, red cliffs, and wind-sculpted dunes. Along the coast, bird lovers can spot blue heron and warblers, while farther inland hikers can trek through woodlands full of red fox and deer.