As a lifelong devotee of ‘Anne of Green Gables’, a visit to Green Gables was one of my top priorities when I finally got to Prince Edward Island. I had no idea, though, that this minx of an island had a few lovely surprises up her sleeve. We discovered these places almost accidentally, but I am so glad we did!
BIRTHPLACE OF L.M. MONTGOMERY
The house in which Lucy Maud was born has been turned into a gorgeous little museum. It’s right on the corner of the main road in New London.
Here they have a wonderful collection of photographs, letters, notebooks, newspaper articles and gorgeous displays, including her wedding dress and shoes, complete with a handwritten note that says they are the shoes from her trousseau.
Upstairs, you can see the room in which Lucy Maud was born, and the room that was hers as a young child.
Those books on the tables are books by L.M. Montgomery herself. And that baby picture is the real deal. This room took my breath away.
LOWER BEDEQUE SCHOOL
This was the school at which Lucy Maud taught. It’s a museum now, but it wasn’t open when we were there, so we took photos outside and peeked in through the windows like naughty schoolchildren.