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Green Gables Heritage Place on Prince Edward Island

Green Gables is an extremely popular tourist destination located in the community of Cavendish on Prince Edward Island. This 19th-century farm owned by the MacNeill family became internationally famous due to the work of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the popular Anne of Green Gables books that were first published in 1908. Montgomery was cousins with the MacNeill family, and drew inspiration from the farm during her time spent there. She based her Anne of Green Gables books on life at the farm, and visitors flock here to see the idyllic farm that inspired the books. In 1937 the house became part of Prince Edward Island National Park, and it is administered today as a National Historic Site of Canada. It is one of the most-visited historic sites in the country.

See the farm that inspired the famous novels

See the farm that inspired the famous novels

Visit Butter Churn Café

Visit Butter Churn Café

Look for photo opportunities with

Look for photo opportunities with "Anne"

See the farm that inspired the famous novels See the farm that inspired the famous novels
Visit Butter Churn Café Visit Butter Churn Café
Look for photo opportunities with Look for photo opportunities with "Anne"

What to Expect at Green Gables Heritage Place

The Green Gables Heritage Place is located in a picturesque location on Prince Edward Island, surrounded by beautiful farmland and woods. It is comprised of several barn buildings and the main house, a white building with green trim as it appears in the books. You can walk through the two-story house that features Late Victorian period designs both inside and outside as well as view Anne’s bedroom and other rooms that appear in the books, including the dairy room, pantry, kitchen, and sewing room.

Fans of Anne of Green Gables will be thrilled to walk through wooded trails and gardens that appear frequently throughout the books, including the “Haunted Woods” trail, which leads to the site of where Montgomery lived and wrote the famous novels, as well as “Balsam Hollow” and “Lover’s Lane.” The site is a tranquil and educational place for you to step back in history and learn more about how these famous novels came to be.

Travel Tips

- Make sure to grab food and drink at the Butter Churn Café and enjoy eating on the picnic tables in this idyllic spot.

- If you have time, check out the onsite visitor center where you can watch a short film about Lucy Maud Montgomery and browse a variety of exhibits related to her and her books.

- Be on the lookout for a girl around the grounds dressed as Anne who takes pictures with visitors.

- Look for the old horse drawn buggy on the grounds and climb aboard for photo opportunities.