Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Campobello Island

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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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  • So much history and beauty. Staff knowledgeable and friendly and helpful. Parking for buses and rvs in far side of parking lot. Hiking trails and gravel roads to scenic points. Pack food and find a ne...  more »
  • On a late spring day there was no better way than to spend some time at Roosevelt's summer retreat. The staff was inviting, attentive and knowledgeable.  more »
  • Campobello national park on campobello island New Brunswick Canada was the Summer home to USA president Roosevelt. You will be able to visit the home during spring, summer and fall but not in winter. ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • An all-around amazing spot with something for everyone. History, architecture, nature, adventure, you'll want to spend more than one day here.
  • Free access to this park with easy boarder crossing via bridge. Bring your passport. You can go in to the FDR house and get free mini info session. Not one for tours or museum but a 5 min walk around the house while riding our bikes around the island was perfect.
  • Great, friendly staff. Worth a visit
  • 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.