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
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 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.
Novel adaptation by Kathleen Olmstead
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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