Green Gables has long been known as the farmhouse that set the stage for Lucy Maud Montgomery's timeless classic 'Anne of Green Gables'. For fans of this beautiful literature, the Green Gables Farmhouse located on Prince Edward Island, in Cavendish, is a definite must visit destination while touring Canada. In fact, each year, thousands of tourists from all parts of the world head out to the quaint village of Cavendish to visit the Green Gables Farmhouse which served as the inspiration of Montgomery's novel. In real life, the Green Gables Farmhouse was the home of David MacNeill, Jr. and his wife, Margaret, who were cousins of the author's grandfather. After the death of Montgomery in 1942, a monument and a plaque was erected in the grounds of the Green Gables Farmhouse which is the most visited part of the house even today.
The Green Gables Farmhouse is now part of the Prince Edward Island National Park, which was established in 1937 to protect the coastal landscape and preserve its beautiful Victorian architecture. Travelers visiting the Green Gables Farmhouse are given the opportunity to live out their childhood dreams as they travel back in time to the period of Anne of Green Gables through the various events and activities held all year round. One activity you should not miss is the weekly Green Gables picnic. Held every Sunday, the Green Gables picnic provides you the opportunity to spend an entire afternoon Victorian style as you delight yourself with Anne and her friend in old-fashioned games and baking some delicious treats.