L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site is a cultural landscape that embraces the landscape near Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, that author L. M. Montgomery knew so well and made famous in her “Anne of Green Gables” books. The designated area includes the Green Gables house, Montgomery’s Cavendish home, and several landscape features such as the Haunted Wood Trail, Balsam Hollow Trail and Lover’s Lane, dear to Montgomery and familiar to her readers.

The Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Home

The Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Home is the farm of Montgomery’s maternal grandparents where she lived for the first 37 years of her life. This farmscape incorporates the ruins of the house and farm buildings that existed in Montgomery’s time, as well as the wooded groves and pathways described in her stories.

Please note: This site is not included for free entry with the 2017 Discovery Pass.

Green Gables Heritage Place

The second area encompasses Green Gables, the neighbouring farmstead which inspired the setting of Montgomery’s most famous novel, "Anne of Green Gables" published in 1908. The site includes the house in its natural setting with surroundings that inspired both her imagination and her fiction including the Haunted Wood, the site of the schoolhouse, Lover’s Lane and the babbling brook.

Together these landscapes evoke both Montgomery’s real life and the fictional world she created.

Getting here

8521 Cavendish Rd
Hunter River RR#2 PE C0A 1M0

Hours of operation

Green Gables Heritage Place: Complete schedule

Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Home: Complete schedule

Fees

Green Gables Heritage Place: Free admission.

Other fees still apply for The Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Home: More details

Contact us

Telephone: 902-963-7874
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Email: greengables.info@pc.gc.ca