Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Roosevelt Campobello International Park
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 September 27, 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 July 23, 2022
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Anthony B
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Family
So, my timeframe on my review is incorrect, but that’s really only because I never really thought to do a review of the area before. I grew up going to this island, one of my favourite places being the Roosevelt International Park. It’s one of the things that sparked my love for history (studying to be a history teacher now) mostly because it managed to bring things to life in a way that nothing except for a genuine experience can. If you love history, or once COVID clears up you’re looking to get out of the house, I fully recommend going here. It’s definitely on my todo list the moment I can cross the boarder safely again.
Not only is there the lovely Roosevelt Cottage, but there’s also several other historic cottages in the area that the park is working on restoring so as to provide more areas of entertainment and stuff. Aside from the Roosevelt Cottage, one of the best places you can see on the park grounds is the Hubbard Cottage, home to Tea with Eleanore and where that specific idea was first brought to life (I got to go the very first year it was a thing). If you decide to take one of the official tours, you’re going to learn a lot about the area, not just the actual Roosevelt Family itself. There are tons of stories that this island holds, and those that are told in the Roosevelt Park are just the beginning.

Jeez I sound like I’m trying to sell a timeshare or something. As cheesy as it all sounds, this is honestly my genuine opinion and I encourage anyone who gets the chance to go. I’m not going to say there’s nothing like it, but it’s definitely a memory that will last you a long time if not a lifetime.
Written September 1, 2020
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L B
Sackville, Canada40 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We went during Covid so expected some delays, but after arriving on the Island we found out the buildings were not open. Partially my fault, even though I did my research before hand I did not see the fine print of it being closed. Although many other places around the area were open to explore with masks, so this place being closed made no sense to me. Ground are nice, not much to see though with building not being opened. After an hour wait on deer island to get over and the $54 ridiculously over charged 20 min ferry ride round trip, then finding out that the Lighthouse nearby was also closed due to the ladder needing to be replaced, all left a bad taste in my mouth. Spent about an hr and a half on the Island and that was to long
Written August 5, 2020
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Canada-TourDirector
Prince Edward Island, Canada249 contributions
Aug 2021
My wife and I visited the Roosevelt Campobello International Park and WOW .... definitely the GREATEST place to visit on Campobello Island. We enjoyed everywhere and everything at the site.

We went by ferry from mainland New Brunswick to Deer Island, then another ferry from Deer Island to Campobello Island.

We have no desire at this time to go via the Excited States.

Keep up the great work at your wonderful Museum and Park.
Written August 9, 2021
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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 June 26, 2022
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Andy T
Cranston, Rhode Island, USA61 contributions
Sep 2019
We traveled with another couple and could not get over what a great experience this was. We ended up going back for a second day to finish up touring the park. If you go, DO NOT miss going to Tea with Eleanor. This was a super way to learn more about such an amazing individual. You don't need to go to the one you pay for because they are both the same with the exception that you get a cook book at the one you pay for.

You will come away from this visit with a greater understanding of what the nation went through during FDR's time and how he basically saved the country. Outstanding. Highly recommend.
Written January 25, 2020
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,663 contributions
Jul 2019
We really enjoyed out visit.
Getting there was something of an adventure. We drove in South New Brunswick and had to take two small ferries to finally arrive.
Our tour guide, Candance, was wonderful. Her bright personality and here command of the facts and anecdotes, made for a memorable visit.
The story of Campobello, and the marvelous house and grounds is a must see for any traveler in the area.
Written February 19, 2020
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Jess M
2 contributions
Aug 2021
This was beautiful. The window in the dining room in the secondary (friends?) cottage is stunning. My favourite part for sure. It looks like a photo on the wall. I could sit there all day. Lots of big old trees and beautiful gardens on the property too! Lots of history here!
Written August 25, 2021
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snow_beach
New England574 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
So we drove up the entire coast of Maine and went to Campobello Island and then St Andrews,Canada as well. So - this was a long journey to say the least. We really wanted to check out Campobello....neither of us had either been there. We were so happy we made the trip and I have to say we would both go back! We totally loved it!

We first crossed into Campobello Island and as we did eagles were flying over head and seals were playing in the harbor. So cool!
We stopped first at Mulholland Lighthouse. So beautiful.

We then made our way to The Fireside for a wonderful lunch. We then went to Tea with Eleanor. This was one of the best things we did on the trip. Two women told the life story of Eleanor Roosevelt over tea and cookies in a home in the park. It was wonderful! I would do this again and would highly recommend taking the time to go and spend what was probably and hour or two to hear all about Eleanor and have tea and cookies. The ladies that spoke to us were wonderful story tellers!

We then toured the Roosevelt Cottage! This is a must see. Quick tour - it doesn't take a lot of time but a nice stop and tour. Beautiful property.

We then drove to the other end of the island and saw Head Harbor Lighthouse. This was such a great site to see!

We spent a day on Campobello Island. I will we had spent more time. It is a beautiful place and we both can not wait to go back!
Written December 25, 2014
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