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Roosevelt Campobello International Park

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Roosevelt Campobello International Park

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Anthony B wrote a review Sep 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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L B wrote a review Aug 2020
Sackville, Canada39 contributions16 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: August 2020
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DownEast47 wrote a review Mar 2020
Finger Lakes, New York187 contributions21 helpful votes
In mid-Oct 2019 my daughter and I arrived just in time to have a tour of FDR's summer "cottage" - a couple days before they were closing for the season. We then headed next door to see Hubbard Cottage; and finally walked across the road to peek in the windows at Wells-Shober Cottage where in July 2017 my husband and I had "Tea with Eleanor." It was nice to walk the grounds shuffling the leaves beneath our feet ... with no one else around. Although the beautifully manicured gardens had been cleaned out for the season, I have photos of them from our July 2017 visit. Also be sure to leave plenty of time to visit the Information Center - very informative and well laid out; check times to see if it's open in the off-season.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Robert S wrote a review Feb 2020
Lawrence, Kansas2,668 contributions522 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Andy T wrote a review Jan 2020
Cranston, Rhode Island, USA61 contributions16 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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