At Orwell Corner, you can experience what life for some people on PEI would have been like in the Nineteenth Century. The village has been preserved to reflect the late 1800s, the same era L.M. Montgomery wrote and set her famous novel, Anne of Green Gables.
You can easily spend the whole day exploring Orwell Corner in Vernon Bridge. You can visit a blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, general store, and farm.
The farm, which operates using the same methods and equipment as it were 1895, is home to many animals including oxen, cows, sheep, goats, and chickens.
There are lovely gardens where you can have a picnic or just relax. There are also snacks available for purchase at Anne’s Tea Room. You can learn about the artifacts from PEI’s European farming history at the PEI Agricultural Heritage Museum, and if you stay for the evening, you might just catch a Ceilidh.
What is a Ceilidh? A ceilidh, pronounced “kay-lee”, is a folk music variety concert, focusing on musical traditions from Ireland and Scotland. Musicians perform lively music with fiddles (the term for a violin played in this folk tradition), guitars, accordions and more. Sometimes there are also step-dancers and Highland dancers providing entertainment.
Orwell Corner is located at 98 McPhail Park Road, Vernon Bridge. In July and August, the village is open everyday from 8:30 to 4:30. For more information: