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“House and Tea Outstanding”

Roosevelt Campobello International Park
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Owner description: 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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342 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“House and Tea Outstanding”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Our visit Roosevelt Campobello International Park was on an overcast day but was still a great place to visit. The self guided tour of the house was enhanced by the period dressed docents that were very knowledgeable and willing to share their information. If you get a chance, take part in the one hour tea and cookies discussion of the life and activities of Eleanor Roosevelt. Our talks were given by two ladies that knew all about Eleanor's likes and dislikes. It was very interesting and the time went by quickly. Another plus was the cost -- it is FREE. We also went to the various scenic spots which had still had beautiful views even though it was overcast.

Visited September 2012
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Overland Park, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great place to visit!”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

we happened to catch it on the last day it was open for the season but it was still very, very interesting and all was available to see. Found it quite interesting Roosevelt went to Canada for a vacation home! Great vacation and site while he was young and then when he was older-a must for everyone to visit!!

Visited October 2012
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Rochester, New York
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Yes...worth the stop”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

I am averse to historical museums. But the Roosevelt International Park is a great exception. It is aesthetically beautiful and historically acute. I learned more about pre-WWII American politics and politicians from this wonderfully visitor-friendly site than I did from ponderous classes and articles. The guides and docents are well-versed and friendly; the adjacent museum is small but incredibly effective, and the Rooosevelt "cottage" is superbly and accessibly restored. If you happen to be any where near northern Maine or coastal New Brunswick, the superior presentation afforded by the staff of the Roosevelt International Park definitely warrants a visit.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Matt14617
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Braselton, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
516 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
“a trip into the past”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

The information center was well laid out and contained mor information than just Roosevelt family history. We had toured the houses on a previous trip and it was not open in Oct. They showed a movie of the main house and this film actually showed more than we saw while looking through and past the crowd that had been on the previous tour. The grounds and gardens provide a peaceful place to take a break or watch nature

Visited October 2012
Thank Dan K
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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Worth the side trip”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

In between Saint John, NB and Bar Harbour, ME; we made a side trip to Roosevelt Campebello to check out the playground of FDR. The visitor's center does a great job of chronicalling the Roosevelt families time on this island as well as FDR's presidency. Very educational. The staff were extremely helpful and attentive to our questions.

Visited October 2012
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