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“Don't miss Tea With Eleanor”

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.
Reviewed August 30, 2013

I have done the tea twice and both times it was simply excellent. Twenty lucky people can get free tickets at the information center for either the 10am or 2pm seating (EDT) in a charming room in the beautifully restored and maintained Hubbard House. There you will be served wonderful tea and delicious cookies on hand crocheted table clothes with linen napkins and lovely tea service. It feels quite elegent though you can come as you are, everyone does. But the real treat is the women who talk about Eleanor Roosevelt, her life, her accomplishments, her influence on her husband and on the country itself during her life time. Carolyn in particular is full of stories of Eleanor she loves to tell. She is an excellent story teller and knows a spectacular amount of Eleanor Roosevelt. If you are not an Eleanor fan when you come in, you will be when you come out. I think Eleanor would be very pleased with the tea tradition she so loved carrying on in her name. In sum, don't miss it.

Thank oceannie
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We have enjoyed making a visit to this beautiful park part of our Campobello vacation for many years. This trip we went to the tea with Eleanor for the first time. It has become the highlight of our visit! Carolyne and Darlene were our hostess and lecturers. They brought Eleanor to us in an interesting and well informed way. I would recommend this experience to everyone. The whole park is a fabulous experience and the tea just enhances the day.

Thank Clara S
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

On a cycling tour of the island. We hit it right to get the (free) tickets to the tea, which the four of us enjoyed a lot. The stories and history, as related by the guides were amusing and educational. And the tea and cookies were delightful! Later, the tour of the two cottages was memorable.

Thank David R
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

The houses and gardens are absolutely lovely and there are a number of hiking opportunities on the island. The visitor center has a rather interesting film.

Thank Hal62
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Docents are plentiful and knowledgeable. The tour allowed one to linger at one's own pace, which was appreciated. It presents a picture of FDR as a human, family man, which adds dimension to our knowledge of him through history. Sorry to have missed "Tea with Eleanor", though. Definitely worth a stop if you are on Campobello.

Thank Angie M
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