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Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Home

"It is and ever must be hallowed ground to me" said Lucy Maud Montgomery of her Cavendish home. It was here she wrote Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Kilmeny of the Orchard, and The Story Girl, as well as hundreds of short stories and poems. She loved her grandparents home and although no buildings remain, the homestead fields which surround it are there, as are the lanes she walked, the gardens she tended, and the old trees she sat under to dream and write.
Placards placed about the site, with quotes and pictures help interpret the author's life lived here, to visitors. Serene and beautiful, this site captures the essence of the Cavendish she knew and loved.
A bookstore/Museum on the premises houses the original desk and scales from the Cavendish Post Office which was in the Macneill home, and these the author used as she was the assistant Post Mistress to her grandmother Macneill. The original mantle, lamps and pictures from the homestead are also displayed.

Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Home Open: May 20 - October 24
9:30 am - 5 pm

Address: 8521 Cavendish Road, Route 6, east of Route 13, Cavendish
Phone: 902-626-1784
GPS: 46° 29.46', -63° 22.536'

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