Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Roosevelt Campobello International Park
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Walk in the footsteps of the Roosevelts, visit Franklin's Beloved Island. The Summer Home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His 34-room cottage has been preserved as a museum telling the story of his early life before he became President of the United States. Preserved by the U.S. and Canada. Open daily through Canadian Labor Day. Free admission.
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travelinsis
Simi Valley49 contributions
Sep 2022
This was the main purpose of my visit to Maine. It's too beautiful to imagine. If you don't love Eleanor before your visit, you most definitely will after. Don't miss Eleanor's Tea - the docents don't use scripts, they just tell their favorite stories so each tea can be completely different. We drove all over the island and walked several trails. It's a paradise and a wonderful partnership with our Canadian neighbor. The ArriveCanada app can be tricky if you're not staying in Canada - the trick is to use an address in Canada as your hotel. Any U.S. address will not fit the apps format.
Written 27 September 2022
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Sharon G
Dade City, FL15 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Eleanor’s Tea was the highlight of our Roosevelts Campobello experience! Our knowledgeable and passionate hostesses/speakers shared stories and events from Eleanor’s life, helping tea guests to know what a remarkable woman she was! Cathy was a passionate storyteller who told of Eleanor’s contributions to humanity! It is a real compliment that my husband, who likely was not excited about going to a tea, thanked me for bringing him along! He thoroughly enjoyed the history shared!

In addition to Eleanor’s Tea, we toured the Roosevelt “cottage” — a 34 room house that provided space for the Roosevelt family, guests, and a staff of 6 or 8. While the wallpaper is a very nice reproduction, and Eleanor’s writing desk is original, some items like curtains are period curtains. Our tour had too many people and a guide who did not gather the entire group before speaking—-we were strung out in multiple rooms so we often missed her narration.

Despite brochures that are still being distributed and listing daily guided hikes, there were none available — another disappointment. We learned nothing about the carriage roads or hikes within the park, nothing about the conservation efforts of the Roosevelts, and nothing of the 34 beautiful gardens. How sad!

Roosevelts Campobello is a wonderful park and is shared by Canada and the United States. I would definitely recommend this historical park with its large natural hiking area, cottages to tour, Eleanor’s Tea, and awesome views. And at no cost to visitors! I would, however, hope that staffing issues would be resolved to provide an adequate number of guides to allow limited group size, to have staff leading guided hikes and to present veranda chats about Franklin, as well as sharing the natural areas that the Roosevelts loved so much.
Written 2 September 2022
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Tedp1054
Colchester, CT134 contributions
Jul 2022
This is a place that you should go and see . this is one of the places you can see were the president summer home.
Written 26 July 2022
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Elizabeth B
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Jun 2022
This was our second visit to the Roosevelt's summer retreat. Our first was 26: years ago. A wonderful example of the period and history of the family. The tea is new and not to be missed. It's focus is the amazing person Elenore was and her many accomplishments. They served her favorite tea and FDR's fav cookies. There is no fee charged and the docents are charming and knowledgeable.
Written 23 July 2022
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mercurylane
Fredericton, Canada20 contributions
Jul 2022
Great tour and interesting information about Mr.Roosevelt. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Grounds well kept.
Written 22 July 2022
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LovesPhotoOps
Hoover, AL984 contributions
Jun 2022
We spent about three hours here. A guided tour was about to begin when we arrived so we spent half an hour doing that, peeking into all the rooms (including 18 bedrooms) of the Roosevelt Cottage and taking in the view from the back deck. Some of the pretty floral wallpapers were exact reproductions of what the Roosevelts originally had. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the Roosevelt family and clearly enjoyed her role. We learned that FDR was at his Campobello house when he first began having symptoms of polio. After the tour, we walked over to the Hubbard Cottage – don’t miss the impressive large oval window in its dining room. Then we walked to the beach below the Roosevelt Cottage, then looked around the café in the Prince Cottage, then went back to the Visitor Center to see the interesting exhibits.
Written 4 July 2022
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C C
Cave Creek, AZ31 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
My husband and I were staying in Bar Harbor and decided to take the drive to Campobello Island to see the cottages and grounds. This was one of the best days of our vacation! Beautiful drive through Maine ending in this historical area that takes one back to another time and place. One could feel the history There is a lovely cafe on the grounds with surprisingly good food. Would highly recommend
Written 26 June 2022
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Karen B
Bridgewater, MA163 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Great place to explore in any weather. The staff was very nice and had great information of the island and Roosevelt family.
Written 19 June 2022
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JenniferandAlan
Easton, PA610 contributions
May 2022
My husband and I decided to vacation in early spring off season. The up side was having the places mostly to ourselves while the down side was that things weren't open. This is what happened in this park but we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We could wander at will and look in the windows of the "summer cottages" and imagine the life and times of the people who vacationed here. Also the all important restrooms were open! The park is a showcase of international cooperation--jointly administered, staffed and funded by Canada and the US. The park is on the southern tip of Campobello Island and is connected to the mainland by the FDR Memorial Bridge accessed in Lubec, Maine. It was the summer retreat of Franklin Roosevelt and is now a living memorial to the man. After FDR's death in 1945, the cottage fell into disrepair, was sold to the Hammer Brothers and eventually the property was transferred to Roosevelt Campobello International Park. The park opened in August 1964 with Prime Minister Lester Pearson and President Lyndon Johnson in attendance. It was created by a treaty that honors the memory of FDR and the legacy of friendship between the two countries. Leave yourself a day to explore the park. Roosevelt cottage is the main draw but there are four other summer cottages to visit as well as carriage roads to drive to see the natural wonders--forest, bogs, and shore that FDR enjoyed. There are picnic areas and walking trails. Even in the off season, we needed a full day and even then didn't see it all. Oh well, it just means that another trip is in store. Enjoy.
Written 31 May 2022
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jjandarh
Moncton, Canada154 contributions
Sep 2021
Excellent. Always allow time in your schedule for the park, whether it be FDR house and gardens, or the multiple trails.
Written 13 September 2021
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ROOSEVELT CAMPOBELLO INTERNATIONAL PARK (Campobello Island) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Roosevelt Campobello International Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM