Part of L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site, Green Gables Heritage Place commemorates the house and landscape that inspired renowned Canadian author L. M. Montgomery’s famous novel, Anne of Green Gables.
Here are 5 things to do before you arrive to make the most of your visit.
1. Get your park pass!
Entry to parks and historic sites is free in 2017! Pick up your free Discovery Pass online or from any Parks Canada partner today.
2. Coming with a large group? Let us know.
If you are planning to visit Green Gables with an organized group, please call us at 1-902-963-7874 to tell us the size of your party. This helps us to provide you with the best possible experience.
3. Check out our hours of operation and program schedule.
Green Gables Heritage Place is open daily from 9am to 5pm from May 1 to October 31.
During July and August, exciting programs run each day! Catch a ceilidh, have a Victorian picnic with Anne and friends, or learn how to make ice cream!
Note: from April 15 – April 30 and November 1 to November 30, Green Gables is open by special appointment only (special fees apply). Call us for details at (902) 963-7874.
4. Stay connected.
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If you ever wish to discontinue these alerts, simply text “OPT OUT” to the same number.
5. Keep an eye on parking.
We are expecting it to be a busy summer for parking at Parks Canada sites, but have no fear! Navigate PEI Now to get up-to-date information about availability.
1. Want to dodge the crowds?
Green Gables is busiest between 11am and 3pm in July and August. If you prefer a quieter time for your visit, consider coming to see us outside of these hours.
2. Don’t miss the introductory video.
The Green Gables Heritage Place introductory video will help you to orient yourself and deepen your understanding.
It is available in French and English. The video runs roughly every ten minutes, so be sure to check it out!
3. Arrive with an appetite.
The Butter Churn Café located on site provides coffee and beverages, baked goods, Island-made ice cream, and more. Enjoy a raspberry cordial or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, a raspberry cordial float!
4. Try the Victorian era on for size.
Dress up in the Victorian clothing available on site and pose for a photo!
5. Keep an eye out for unique artifacts.
Inside the Green Gables house, be sure to ask our guides about unique items—like the wreath made of human hair in the parlour! The unconventional stove in the kitchen also draws lots of attention.
6. Take in at least one interpretive program.
From guided tours to butter-churning to musical ceilidhs to appearances of Anne of Green Gables herself, make sure that you take in at least one activity. There are daily offerings throughout the summer to help you better understand the world that L.M. Montgomery lived in.
7. Immerse yourself in Anne’s world.
Can’t get enough Anne? We sell access passes to the Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home on site.