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L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site of Canada

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Great for fans of the books, not much for the rest of us

My wife was enthralled and loved seeing where LMM had lived when writing her books. For me it was... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
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Really enjoyed all the plaques that quoted Lucy's thoughts and love for the homestead she grew up... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
Alliston, Canada
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2 Palmers Lane, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island L0C 1C0, Canada
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife was enthralled and loved seeing where LMM had lived when writing her books. For me it was a short walk on some pretty trails. Good news - it feels quaint and authentic, not like a theme park.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

If you are in the area, it may be worth your time to see the location, otherwise, it's not really much to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

We loved the personal touch of having John Ross MacNeill, Maud's decedent, share the history of her days here and point out the meaningful sites on the property. His grandparents have lovingly restored as much as they could and the book store is beautiful. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed all the plaques that quoted Lucy's thoughts and love for the homestead she grew up in. The staff was helpful. I appreciated that they are protecting the memories, and value the imagination of a beloved author.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

For a modest fee, either directly at the site, or combined with that at the Parks Canada Green Gables site, one can tour the grounds that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to write her Anne of Green Gables books and where she wrote her first four...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We decided to start our AOGG tour first with LMM Cavendish home. We were happy we did! The bookstore had this young man who was very helpful and shared insights into the site. We walked around the gardens which had little excerpts/quotes of LMM life....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We drove here after visiting the House, and to be honest we’re a little bit disappointed......there are foundations to see and some nice walks, but that was about it, and I don’t think worth the $6 entrance fee.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We drove to this site after visiting the green gables house. We walked the grounds, saw the foundation of the house the author wrote Anne Of Green Gables in, and the fields were she played and the woods where she explored. It was a stop...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

One would have to be seriously interested in the life of L.M. Montgomery to truly appreciate this place. Granted, it is much less commercialized than Green Gables, but the signage with quotes from Lucy Maud's journals could sail above the heads of little ones. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Even though all that remains are the footing of the orginal home, the highlight was some of the hstory by the great grandson of the author. His backgound gave meaning to what we were able to see of the remains.

Date of experience: July 2018
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April 28, 2016|
Response from amaehitt | Reviewed this property |
She lived in a few different places on the island and with different family members. One house is still kept up and it's still within their family I believe. The other one, all that remains is the cellar. But the grounds are... More