A Hidden Gem
Bideford Parsonage Museum is a hidden gem and must-visit destination for LM Montgomery enthusiasts and history lovers. The historic residence of PEI’s most famed author, it has been carefully restored to accurately reflect life in a rural homestead during the late 19th century. Today, you’re invited to gaze through the same window as Montgomery and see island life as she did.
Located near the small village of Tyne Valley in Western PEI, the museum may be small and hidden away, but that’s always the case with gems. Get off the beaten path and gain a deeper understanding of the place and era that inspired Montgomery’s writings.
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One of the loveliest historic houses we saw on PEI with one of the friendliest and most informative guides. The process of restoration and donation is highlighted and the collection is interesting and well-displayed. I liked seeing the pantry where the original liniment cake that L.M. Montgomery used in Anne of Green Gables took place.
LuAnn, Milton, PA
Our guide greeted us warmly and explained how this historic home has been reconstructed to the way it was in the late 19th century. The curator has done an excellent job of gathering, organising, displaying pieces from the period. This home is where L.M. lived while she taught school for one year from 1894-95. A restored home that is truly beautiful.
Elizabeth, St. Catharines, ON
With all the replicas and re-creations of Green Gables that abound on PEI, it was so nice to visit the house that LM Montgomery boarded in during her first year of teaching. Beautifully restored by the residents of Bideford, who also donated the hundreds of antiques on display. What a wonderful museum.
Our tour guide Shelley was highly knowledgeable and charming. We spent 90 minutes there and could have stayed much longer. Next time we’ll pack a picnic basket! Bideford is a small community but close to Green Park for camping and swimming.
Kathy, Montreal, QC
Dan, White Lake, ON