Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Campobello Island

See the summertime retreat of the Roosevelt family, and discover the charms of the place FDR referred to as the 'beloved island' at Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Now a park administered jointly by Canada and the United States, the retreat's focal point remains the summer cottage where Franklin D Roosevelt and his family spent their holidays before he became the 32nd President of the United States. The cottage now contains a museum dedicated to the President, First Lady, and their family, with many rooms remodeled to look as they did in the early 20th century. The surrounding 1,134 ha (2,800 acre) park offers a wealth of walking routes, forestland, headlands, and beaches. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Campobello Island holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We visited the park in early October 2017 and the crowds were small. We toured the Roosevelt “cottage “ and it almost feels as if Eleanor only recently left, though it’s been a longtime. This is an am...  more »
  • I visited the Roosevelt Cottage and some of the scenic lookout points in the park on a short visit to Campobello Island. The park staff were friendly and informative and it was interesting to see the ...  more »
  • The park was lovely and the grounds beautiful. Flowers in bloom everywhere. The history of the park and the buildings were the best parts. Especially the Tea with Eleanor. Get there early for free tic...  more »
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  • This is a must see. The grounds of the home are beautiful and lovingly keep. The historic information is presented well and easy to take in. The Tea with Eleanor was a highlight. But above all that are the trails. Great and easy to walk, well marked trails just filled with birds, flowers and interesting topography. Could send a week there. Remember though you need a passport as it is in Canada if you are crossing from the USA.
  • If a trip is planned "down east" this is an easy day trip. Take your passport. Driving around the island is interesting and beautiful.
  • This is a remarkable place. The park is park with trails and quite a few well designed seaside Vista locations. The main attraction is the Roosevelt family "cottage." It was frequented by several generations of the Roosevelt family. It was a summer get-a-way vacation spot providing the isolation a wealthy, visible family wanted for relation. The Island is now joined to the US mainland at Lubec, Maine.
  • Didn't plan to go except at last minute. Very well maintained, guides and staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Trails could be better marked. Overall worth the trip if you are at all inclined to historical tourism. By the way, I should mention this place is beautiful. Not hard to understand why the wealthy came here for the summer.
  • The staff here was great! Very helpful! I enjoyed this park a lot

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