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Welcome to the Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace

The Birthplace of the esteemed authoress, Lucy Maud Montgomery, is situated on the picturesque village of "Clifton", New London, PE on Route 6, overlooking the beautiful New London Harbour and the sand dunes of which she was to write so much about in later years. LM Montgomery was the authoress of the famous ANNE books, best known of which is Anne of Green Gables. Other books written by this famous authoress include "Pat of Silver Bush", "The Story Girl", "Rainbow Valley", and "The Emily Series".

Lucy Maud, daughter of Hugh John Montgomery and Clara Woolner Macneill, was born in the house on November 30th, 1874. Owing to her mother's illness, she was taken as a young child to her maternal grandparents to the Macneill Homestead in Cavendish. There she was brought up and lived until her marriage to the Rev. Ewan Macdonald, in Park Corner, on July 5, 1911

As you walk through the rooms of the Birthplace, you will thrill to the realization that it was in this house that Lucy Maud first saw the light of day. Visit the old fashioned bedroom where she was born.

View a replica of Lucy Maud Montgomery's wedding dress and accessories. On display are scrapbooks depicting LM Montgomery's personal life as a student at Prince of Wales College and her years as a writer and teacher. You can purchase books written by and about Lucy Laud Montgomery. Licensed giftware is also available during your visit to this historic location.

Period furniture such as a Franklin Stove, the organ belonging to her Montgomery relatives, and many other artifacts are also on display throughout the home.

The Birthplace had been owned by K.C.Irving of Saint John, New Brunswick. Mr. Irving who very generously deeded it back to the Province of Prince Edward Island in 1964.

"Charming Home"

This little museum is the birthplace of L.M. Montgomery. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The collections include most notably a large collection of Maud's scrapbooks and letters and a replica of her wedding gown. (They had to remove the original from the display because of light damage.) The musuem also features a nice collection of gifts and books available for purchase. They generally have book signings as well from local historians and authors. As with most of the little museums, the cost is quite minimal.
-Trip Advisor review from Salem, Massachusetts