Little can Lucy Maud Montgomery have guessed when her book "Anne of Green Gables" was published in 1908 how well-known and well-loved her irrepressible, red-headed, orphan heroine would become. The setting was based on the Cavendish area and the house that inspired the title is now preserved in western section of the Prince Edward Island National Park along with some of the surrounding farmland.
The house has been furnished like the descriptions in the book. It gets very busy especially when all the coach tours arrive so, if you can, I recommend that you get there as early as possible so that you are ahead of the crowds. In addition to looking around the house, there are also various pleasant trails to areas mentioned in the book. However, I have just learned that there was a fire in the house on 23 May so you will need to check whether or not it has been possible to re-open it this summer.You may also like to visit the nearby Post Office which now serves as a museum and has a number of interesting exhibits, including an old-fashioned postal office, numerous old photographs and a short video presentation.
There are several other sites in the area with L M Montgomery links, and, inevitably perhaps,
numerous "Anne" souvenirs of varying quality. For anyone who hasn't read the later books
in the series, these are perhaps the best memento and paperback copies do not weigh too much!
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