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Green Gables

2 Palmer's Lane, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island C1A 5V6, Canada
902-963-7874
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Cavendish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Home made famous in "Anne of Green Gables" which has been restored to match the descriptions in the books.
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New Haven
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It's always a treat to go up and visit Green Gables. Loved the books and Lucy Maud Montgomery is a wonderful author who really captures the spirit of the Island. Seeing Green Gables was really amazing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This seems to be a more popular tourist site than the Anne of Green Gables Museum at Kensington. The size of the car park in front attests to this and the Ticket Office at the entry is another clue. So be prepared for the crowd. Entry is into a small foyer, with mementoes of L. M. Montgomery’s life on display.... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you enjoy a great walk in the woods, don't miss the trails on the ground. The house and displays themselves do not take long, but you can easily spend an hour or more on the trails and well kept grounds.

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Peterborough, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I reread Anne of Green Gables just before arriving for this visit and have reread the next two installments since that visit. It was great fun to immerse ourselves in that environment. Those who complain about the crowds and a golf course next door should take Anne's advice and imagine. There weren't so many people there that I couldn't imagine... More

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Ontario
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a recreation/restoration of the farm that L.M. Montgomery lived at briefly and that inspired some of the settings of her books. There are interesting things about the exhibits, and I give the Park staff good marks for their attempts and preserving and educating the public as to this important spot of cultural heritage. It saddened me a bit... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A bit overpriced, but a must-do stop to see the historic house with green gables that inspired the author. All of the items in the house are from that era and were brought in to reconstruct what the house is like in the novel. The two walking/hiking trails are great, too.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Having read Anne books as a child, the opportunity to visit Green Gables made me very happy. The museum itself is located in Cavendish, right near the KOA campsite there. There are lots for a family to do, even in the rain, visiting the house and the two walks nearby. The house itself can get very crowded as it did... More

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Toronto
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I read the books and fell in love with Anne as a little girl which is why I was very excited to finally visit the island. But I was very underwhelmed by Green Gables. A golf course backs on to the property and it is completely commercialized. The barn has been rebuilt. Also parts of the house were not original.... More

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Niagara Falls CANADA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Green gables is a nice place to see the way it was back then. You can tour the house that inspired the author as well as the homestead of the author herself. It's a window into the life of one of Canada's most decorated authors.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very well recreated and very friendly staff that would explain the history of Mrs. Montgomery and her love for this amazing place. The tour starts with a documentary and an exhibition of some memorabilia. Then you have many options: visit "Ann's house", walk along the haunted woods or the lovers lane, just go for very good ice cream and berry... More

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