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 in the Discovery Pass or the Green Gables Heritage Place entry fee.
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.