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Anne of Green Gables House - Located on Prince Edward Island off the Canadian coast, the Anne of Green Gables home, the fictional home of orphan Anne Shirley, and the real-life home of her creator Lucy Maud Montgomery attracts some 400,000 tourists a year.

Lucy Maud Montgomery House on Prince Edward Island
Lucy Maud Montgomery House on Prince Edward Island

Miss Montgomery's popular novels inspired the Canadian produced films Anne of Green Gables (1985) and its sequel Anne of Avonlea (1987) starring Kevin Sullivan, Megan Follows and Coleen Dewhurst, both which aired on PBS's WONDERWORKS. The Disney cable channel produced its own series adaptation entitled ROAD TO AVONLEA in the 1990s.

Megan Follows from 'Anne of Green Gables' Movie
Megan Follows from the movie Anne of Green Gables

Located on Prince Edward Island about 200 miles and two ferry rides northeast of Maine, the Green Gables site is very popular with Japanese tourists who call her "Akage no An."

Some Japanese teenage girls even dress like Anne Shirley, with long braids and puffed sleeves as they visit Montgomery's birthplace in New London, her Cavendish home, the Green Gables post office, the Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush and Cavendish Cemetery where the author was buried in 1942. Souvenirs available include red-haired Anne Dolls, Anne polo shirts, Anne bookcovers, Anne quilts, and Anne potato chips.

Cover from 'Anne of Green Gables' - an adapted version - by Kathleen Olmstead - Sterling Pub. Co. 2005
Novel adaptation by Kathleen Olmstead (2005)

To find the Green Gables House on Prince Edward Island travel to Route 6 near intersection of Route 13 in Cavendish (Parks Canada, 2 Palmers Lane, Charlottetown, C1A 5V6). A replica of Anne's home can also be found at a Canadian built theme park located on Japan's northern island of Hokiado.

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