Fall Foliage Cruise — Prince Edward Island; Green Gables Heritage Place


The House of Green Gables

On our tour with Cyril Arsenault (Cyril’s Tours and Tales) we stopped at two places of significance for fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery. If that name is unfamiliar, perhaps you know her body of semi-biographical literary works starting with Anne of Green Gables. Yep, that L.M. Montgomery. But before we made it to the House of Green Gables Heritage Place, fans in our tour group wanted to stop first at the Cavendish Post Office at which Ms. Montgomery worked, and upon which she based the Avonlea Post Office in her series of novels.

Green Gables Heritage Place

That post office will be one of the featured photos in this week’s Fun Photo Friday, but here is an image showing the white picket fence bounding the post office (foreground) and the adjacent United Church of Canada:

Cavendish’s United Church of Canada next to the Cavendish Post Office

After our post office visit we went to the Green Gables Heritage Place, at which you’ll find the House of Green Gables:

The House of Green Gables

Let’s now take a look at some of the interior of the house:

Inside the House of Green Gables

Inside the House of Green Gables

The Green Gables Heritage Place contains within its confines a rather elaborate, but far too modern, museum. But of more interest to fans of the novels, the site also displays the trappings of the working farm it used to be. Here is a carriage that sits next to the house:

Green Gables Heritage Place

And what would a farm be without a barn and stables?

Barn and carriage at Green Gables Heritage Place

Wednesday we’ll be breaking for a seafood lunch at Carr’s Oyster House.

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