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Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Roosevelt Campobello International Park Review

Neatly manicured Campobello Island has always had a special appeal for the wealthy and famous. It was here that President Franklin Roosevelt and his family spent summers. You can take a self-guided tour of the 34-room Roosevelt Cottage that was presented to Eleanor and Franklin as a wedding gift. The wicker-filled structure looks essentially as it did when the family was in residence. A visitor center has displays about the Roosevelts and Canadian-American relations. Eleanor Roosevelt Teas are held at 11 and 3 daily in the neighboring Hubbard Cottage. A joint project of the American and the Canadian governments, this park is crisscrossed with interesting hiking trails. Groomed dirt roads attract bikers. Eagle Hill Bog has a wooden walkway and signs identifying rare plants. Note that the Islands are on Atlantic Time, which is an hour later than EST.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 459 Rte. 774, Welshpool, NB E5E 1G3 | Map It
  • Phone: 506/752–2922; 877/851–6663
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: House and visitor center: Memorial Day weekend–Columbus Day, daily 10–6
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  • Location: Campobello Island, Canada
Updated: 12-26-2013

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