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CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK

The Roosevelts on Campobello Island: Life at the Glorious Edge

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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Itinerary for Sep 14 — Sep 19, 2014

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Type: Other

Description: Accessible to bridge from Lubec, Maine. This International Park offers 2,800 acres of natural charm with beaches, hiking trails, bogs, lighthouses. Campobello was the "Beloved Island" to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt where they spent their summers in the now famous Red Cottage. The Park's Visitor center, as well as the local library and churches, offer lots of information for history buffs.

Contact info:
459 Route 774
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB E5E 1A4 Canada
phone: 506-752-2922
web: www.fdr.net

Room amenities: All rooms are clean, comfortable, and spacious. Many rooms offer lovely views of the sea or trees and fields. There is daily maid service for each room.

Facility amenities: Four vintage cottages, built at the turn of the century with beautifully furnished living rooms, dining rooms and sitting rooms. All except Hubbard Cottage have a TV in the living room. Meals are served in the dining room at Prince Cottage. Cottages can accommodate from 6 to @ 20 people. It is a short walk or drive from all cottages to Prince Cottage, where most lectures and meals are held.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: One room in Hubbard Cottage has a vintage bathroom with claw-foot tub, and no shower. Most other rooms have ensuite baths with a tub/shower combination.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 14 - Check-in, Orientation, Dinner
Note: Get settled in and rest up from your travels.

Arrive To: 2 - 5 p.m. AT - Check-in

Afternoon: 5 - 6:30 p.m. - Orientation

Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Cash bar 7 p.m. dinner.

Lodging: Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Accessible to bridge from Lubec, Maine. This International Park offers 2,800 acres of natural charm with beaches, hiking trails, bogs, lighthouses. Campobello was the "Beloved Island" to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt where they spent their summers in the now famous Red Cottage. The Park's Visitor center, as well as the local library and churches, offer lots of information for history buffs.

Contact info:
459 Route 774
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB E5E 1A4 Canada
phone: 506-752-2922
web: www.fdr.net

Room amenities: All rooms are clean, comfortable, and spacious. Many rooms offer lovely views of the sea or trees and fields. There is daily maid service for each room.

Facility amenities: Four vintage cottages, built at the turn of the century with beautifully furnished living rooms, dining rooms and sitting rooms. All except Hubbard Cottage have a TV in the living room. Meals are served in the dining room at Prince Cottage. Cottages can accommodate from 6 to @ 20 people. It is a short walk or drive from all cottages to Prince Cottage, where most lectures and meals are held.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: One room in Hubbard Cottage has a vintage bathroom with claw-foot tub, and no shower. Most other rooms have ensuite baths with a tub/shower combination.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 15 - Lectures and hands-on activities, excursion to hi...
Lectures and hands-on activities, excursion to historic Library/Museum and van tour of Campobello Island.

Note: Morning activities indoors, afternoon activities include tours in van or bus, getting on and off van/bus, strolling on paths and beaches.

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Morning: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. lectures, Prince Cottage

Lunch: 12 noon

Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. - "The Roosevelts and the Rusticators" Noted historian, writer and lecturer Dr. Colin Windhorst will take us on a whirlwind journey through the history of Campobello Island from its first residents, the Passamaquoddy, up to the time of the rusticator movement, which brought the first Roosevelts. Using original documents, diaries and artifacts available at the Campobello Library and Museum, he brings history to life in his enthralling presentation. 2:30 p.m. - "Eleanor's favorite views of the Bay" - Van tour.

Dinner: 5:30 p.m Cash Bar, 6:00 p.m. dinner.

Evening: 7:00 p.m. -Lecture, Prince Cottage

Lodging: Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Accessible to bridge from Lubec, Maine. This International Park offers 2,800 acres of natural charm with beaches, hiking trails, bogs, lighthouses. Campobello was the "Beloved Island" to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt where they spent their summers in the now famous Red Cottage. The Park's Visitor center, as well as the local library and churches, offer lots of information for history buffs.

Contact info:
459 Route 774
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB E5E 1A4 Canada
phone: 506-752-2922
web: www.fdr.net

Room amenities: All rooms are clean, comfortable, and spacious. Many rooms offer lovely views of the sea or trees and fields. There is daily maid service for each room.

Facility amenities: Four vintage cottages, built at the turn of the century with beautifully furnished living rooms, dining rooms and sitting rooms. All except Hubbard Cottage have a TV in the living room. Meals are served in the dining room at Prince Cottage. Cottages can accommodate from 6 to @ 20 people. It is a short walk or drive from all cottages to Prince Cottage, where most lectures and meals are held.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: One room in Hubbard Cottage has a vintage bathroom with claw-foot tub, and no shower. Most other rooms have ensuite baths with a tub/shower combination.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 16 - Visit the Island home of Eleanor Roosevelt, the f...
Visit the Island home of Eleanor Roosevelt, the first home that she felt was "hers." Learn more in the park's Visitor Center. Spend an evening at the historic Anglican Church where Eleanor worshipped.

Note: Morning activities indoors, afternoon will be spent walking to different locations within Roosevelt Park, evening will include a bit of walking between church and parish hall.

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Morning: TUESDAY 9:00 & 10:30 a.m - Lectures, Prince Cottage

Lunch: Lunch at noon.

Afternoon: 1:30 - Tours of Visitor Center and Red Cottage, film in Visitor Center 3:00 p.m. - "Tea with Eleanor". Sip some tea and enjoy cookies while learning a bit more about ER from the guides at Roosevelt Campobello International Park.

Dinner: Dinner at 6 p.m. in historic parish hall.

Evening: 5:30 AT - Tour of historic Anglican Church on Campobello Island, followed by dinner & an informal talk in the Parish Hall. Learn a bit about the church where the Roosevelts worshipped while on the island, and afterwards dine and interact with our island hosts. 7 p.m. - Evening Lecture - location tbd

Lodging: Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Accessible to bridge from Lubec, Maine. This International Park offers 2,800 acres of natural charm with beaches, hiking trails, bogs, lighthouses. Campobello was the "Beloved Island" to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt where they spent their summers in the now famous Red Cottage. The Park's Visitor center, as well as the local library and churches, offer lots of information for history buffs.

Contact info:
459 Route 774
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB E5E 1A4 Canada
phone: 506-752-2922
web: www.fdr.net

Room amenities: All rooms are clean, comfortable, and spacious. Many rooms offer lovely views of the sea or trees and fields. There is daily maid service for each room.

Facility amenities: Four vintage cottages, built at the turn of the century with beautifully furnished living rooms, dining rooms and sitting rooms. All except Hubbard Cottage have a TV in the living room. Meals are served in the dining room at Prince Cottage. Cottages can accommodate from 6 to @ 20 people. It is a short walk or drive from all cottages to Prince Cottage, where most lectures and meals are held.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: One room in Hubbard Cottage has a vintage bathroom with claw-foot tub, and no shower. Most other rooms have ensuite baths with a tub/shower combination.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 17 - Design your own Free Day!
Note: Consult with your island hosts for information on places to visit on Campobello or nearby towns in downeast Maine, places to eat and things to do.

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Afternoon: Free day to explore Campobello or nearby towns in Maine. Your group leader can provide information for sightseeing, hiking, food and places of interest.

Evening: Evening - 7 p.m. screening of film "Sunrise on Campobello" 8:30 p.m. - Free classical music concert in nearby Lubec (optional)

Lodging: Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Other

Description: Accessible to bridge from Lubec, Maine. This International Park offers 2,800 acres of natural charm with beaches, hiking trails, bogs, lighthouses. Campobello was the "Beloved Island" to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt where they spent their summers in the now famous Red Cottage. The Park's Visitor center, as well as the local library and churches, offer lots of information for history buffs.

Contact info:
459 Route 774
Welshpool
Campobello Island, NB E5E 1A4 Canada
phone: 506-752-2922
web: www.fdr.net

Room amenities: All rooms are clean, comfortable, and spacious. Many rooms offer lovely views of the sea or trees and fields. There is daily maid service for each room.

Facility amenities: Four vintage cottages, built at the turn of the century with beautifully furnished living rooms, dining rooms and sitting rooms. All except Hubbard Cottage have a TV in the living room. Meals are served in the dining room at Prince Cottage. Cottages can accommodate from 6 to @ 20 people. It is a short walk or drive from all cottages to Prince Cottage, where most lectures and meals are held.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: One room in Hubbard Cottage has a vintage bathroom with claw-foot tub, and no shower. Most other rooms have ensuite baths with a tub/shower combination.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 18 - Morning lectures, afternoon Whale Watch out on th...
Morning lectures, afternoon Whale Watch out on the Bay of Fundy and Passamaquoddy Bay. Evening Lobster dinner.

Note: Weather will be closely monitored for whale watch. Bring layers, conditions could be warm, hot, or cold on the boat.

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Morning: 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. - Morning programs.

Lunch: 12:15 - ER-style Picnic lunch, Prince Cottage. A delicious lunch buffet featuring Eleanor's favorite picnic offering, the humble hot dog! (Not to worry, there are plenty of mouth-watering side dishes and desserts to go along with it!) 2 p.m. - Whale Watch with Captain Mackie Green, Bay of Fundy & Passamaquoddy Bay

Dinner: 5:30/6 p.m. - Cash bar/Lobster feed

Evening: 7:15 p.m. - Short evening activity, Prince Cottage

Lodging: Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 19 - Breakfast followed by final program. Check out an...
Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Morning: 8:45 - Final program session, Prince Cottage. 10 a.m. - end of Program.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Campobello Island
Discover New EnglandAn excellent web site for everything in New England
For additional information, visit: www.discovernewengland.org/
Maine Office of TourismMaine Office of Tourism #59 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0059 You may request a free full-color guidebook with 260 pages of Maine vacation opportunities, on-line. For Maine travel information, please call 1-888-624-6345.
For additional information, visit: www.visitmaine.com/
Roosevelt Campobello International ParkWhen Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in whose memory the Park was created, came to Campobello as a child, it was to pursue the orderly summer adventures available to a well-to-do Victorian family. When he came as a young husband, whose third son was born on the island, it was to taste the excitements of childhood from the perspective of manhood and to pass on to his children the same challenges and rewards he had known. And finally, when he came as President of the United States, it was to take new strength and composure from Campobello's air and land, from the sea around it, and from the memories of ease his "beloved island" awoke in him. In the 2,600 acres of the Park at the southeast end of Campobello Island, more than a memory is preserved. The Roosevelt "cottage" is there, the simple wicker furniture and the knick-knacks of a summer home. But beyond the gardens are the bogs and the fog forests, the bays and shoals - all the natural beauties the Roosevelt family knew - protected now for others to enjoy. Although isolated by geography, Campobello has entered the lives of two nations as a place to invite any soul and to refresh any weariness with a sense of peace and beauty. Roosevelt Campobello International Park translates all the meanings Campobello had for President Roosevelt into a living memorial. Here we remember the man and his work, his vigor and his leisure. The Park, on Canadian soil, has become part of America's heritage as well, and is being preserved for the future through the commitment of the citizens and governments of both countries. Roosevelt Campobello International Park P.O. Box 129 Lubec, Maine 04652 (506)-752-2922 info@fdr.net
For additional information, visit: www.fdr.net

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12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
1 Performances

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