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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  • October 4, 2017
    Try to hike and visit lighthouses, even though fog and/or rainy weather might limit your ability to do all you want. The gravel carriage trails can be used by bikes or by cars on a rainy day. If you a...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    When my wife and I informed my brother that we were taking a vacation to New England and planned to visit Bar Harbor, Maine, along the way, he immediately interjected: "Why not go to Campobello?" He h...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    My husband and I visited The Roosevelt International Park on Campobello Island and the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse at the eastern end of the island one sunny day in September. We watched the movie in ...  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    This was an unexpected stop on our trip, but it was a highlight. Allison, our tour guide, was the best part. She was incredibly knowledgeable, personable, funny and enthusiastic! My fiancee and I loved this park and hope to see more of it on our next trip when we have more time. Thanks for the great memories, Allison!
  • June 20, 2017
    Learned a lot of history that I never knew. Nice visitor center and helpful guides. Beautiful location.
  • April 21, 2017
    A great slice of history, but when I visited in April, 2017, the park was not officially open for the season yet. The homestead was in disrepair, sad to say, with several windows boarded up, the front porch is total disrepair and the front door boarded up as well. The grounds and view were beautiful and I was able to peek into several windows. Worth the trip, but wish it was open for a longer season so some of us could avoid the crowds as I prefer.
  • July 5, 2017
    Third Trip. We had Tea with Eleanor then rode our bikes for an hour on the island. Fun, warm and beautiful views.
  • June 25, 2017
    Beautiful park with lots of trails for hiking. Very well maintained.

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