Green Gables & The Anne Museum {Prince Edward Island}

A couple of years ago I had a life long dream fulfilled and I went to Prince Edward Island, Canada to see Green Gables. I had read the Anne of Green Gables books, I had seen the movies, and I had dreamed of being here one day seeing the places that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to write the story of the orphan girl Anne. The town is called Cavendish and it is on the central north shore of the island. There are 4 scenic drives around P.E.I., and the north one is the green gables route. We saw the place where the author was born and where she is buried. We saw the Anne Museum, which is in the home of relatives of the author and where she wrote most of her stories, that looks out over the Lake of Shining Waters. And of course, we saw the green gabled house that became the backdrop of Anne’s stories. Lucy Maud Montgomery ended up buying the house and being a big part of preserving it just as it was and turning it into a historical site. While there is plenty of kitchiness around the area because of the books, it has also maintained the wild beauty and it is easy to see how someone could be so inspired by it.

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