Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Campobello Island

Categories: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange to visit Roosevelt Campobello International Park and other attractions in Campobello Island using our Campobello Island trip generator.
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  • What a Great Park, and It's FREE! We spent parts to Two days at this Park. First there is the Visitor Center which is staffed with people who will fill you in on the many options available. Next is th...  read more »
  • For some reason, I expect the very rich to have houses stocked full of expensive goodies. At Campobello Island's Roosevelt house, you will find the evidence of wealth in the house size, land, water an...  read more »
  • We drove up from Bar Harbor three hours to cross over the border into New Brunswick for a day visit to the park. No wonder Roosevelt cherished this place. The views are amazing. It's remote and peacef...  read more »
  • This is a beautiful gem of a destination that gets over-looked. Entrance is free. Bring your passport as it does have both US and Canadian boarder crossing. The FDR estate is beautiful. The trail from Liberty Point to the Sunsweep Sculpture is a must. Breathtaking views are available at every turn. There is a lot to do on this small island. You can do most of the highlights within an afternoon. However, if you want to experience most of the park, plan a full day. The dirt road system through the park is ideal for biking riding. There is a staffed Information building when you arrive on the island. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful with assisting in planning out your stay. The drive is shortly over 3 hours from Bar Harbor.
  • Fairly interesting history museum of FDR and his family. Although I don't really understand the American obsession with presidents. It's a nice house and they were clearly rich. But the whole thing glorifies them a bit too much for my taste. Probably should visit if you're on the island but I'd rather go on a nice hike or beach walk.
  • My husband David and I visited the park on 7/20/16. While there we went on a guided tour and were so glad we did. Peter W., our guide/van driver was so knowledgeable and it was very evident that he is passionate about sharing the history of the sites that he shows. We highly recommend seeking him out when visiting the Park, it is a wonderful addition to the experience. Our thanks to Peter and all the staff that we came in contact with, you were all so very informative, polite, and courteous
  • Be sure to plan "Tea with Eleanor" The Open Tea is free but you must have a ticket and seating is limited to 20. There are 2 sessions a day - 10 AM EDT and 2 PM EDT. Includes hot tea, delicious homemade cookies and an expert guide telling the story of Eleanor Roosevelt’s extraordinary life.
  • Great place to visit, tour the Roosevelt's Campobello home, a few other cottages, and have a meal at the Fireside Restaurant. When in the park, stop by the Mulholland Lighthouse, a historic lighthouse that you can see seals in the Lubec Narrows. Make sure you have your passport, because there are the Canada Border Services Agency and the US Customs booths on either side of the bridge.
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