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Roosevelt Campobello International Park

  • 459 Rte. 774 Map It
  • Welshpool
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 08/07/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


459 Rte. 774, Welshpool, New Brunswick, E5E 1G3, Canada

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506-752–2922; 877-851–6663

Website: www.fdr.net

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • House and visitor center: Memorial Day weekend–Columbus Day, daily 10–6

Published 08/07/2014


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