1485
Campobello Island
The Roosevelts on Campobello Island: Life at the Glorious Edge
Enjoy a rare opportunity to stay in a cottage on the island, as you learn about the Roosevelts through visits to old haunts and a lobster feast on the bay where Franklin sailed.
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Program No. 1485RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
12 meals
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Getting There
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Campobello Island
D
Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Activity note: Get settled in and rest up from your travels.

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

Dinner: 6:30 p.m. AT - Cash bar / 7 p.m. AT dinner.

DAY
2
Historic Library, Museum, Campobello Island
Campobello Island
B,L,D
Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Activity note: Morning activities indoors, afternoon activities include tours in bus, getting on and off bus, strolling on paths and beaches.

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. AT

Morning: 9:00 a.m. AT — The Journey to Campobello Island. 10:30 a.m. AT — The Great Bay of Fundy: Its Power and Abundance.

Lunch: 12 noon AT

Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. AT — "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. AT — "Roosevelt's favorite views of the Bay" (bus tour).

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. AT - Cash Bar / 6:00 p.m. AT dinner.

Evening: 7:00 p.m. AT — Interactive lecture with Island Elder — Primary Source.

DAY
3
Island home of Eleanor Roosevelt
Campobello Island
B,L,D
Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Activity 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. AT

Morning: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. AT — Lectures, Prince Cottage.

Lunch: Lunch at Noon AT.

Afternoon: 1:30 AT — Tours of Visitor Center and Red Cottage, film in Visitor Center. 4:00 AT — "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: 7:00 AT — traditional ER-style Picnic. 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!)

Evening: 8:00 AT — Bringing Head Harbour Lightstation to Life: A Restoration Success.

DAY
4
Morning Walk to water's edge; Then, Free Day.
Campobello Island
B
Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Activity note: Park Interpreter will provide examples and information about local sea life along the shore. 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 am AT

Morning: 8:30 am AT - Walk to the Red Cottage shore for Park Interpreter's discussion and examples of local sea life.

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: 7 pm AT - screening of Ken Burns film "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, Episode 4". Free classical music concert in nearby Lubec (optional).

DAY
5
Morning Lectures, Whale & Nature Watch, Lobster Dinner
Campobello Island
B,L,D
Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Activity note: Weather will be closely monitored for whale & nature watch. Bring layers — conditions could be warm, hot, or cold on the boat.

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 am AT

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

Lunch: 12:15 p.m. AT — Lunch at Fireside, the park's historic Rusticator cottage, now offering local fare and short program on the Delano/Adams families who constructed the rustic log structure.

Afternoon: 2:00 p.m. AT — Whale & Nature Watch, Bay of Fundy & Passamaquoddy Bay.

Dinner: 5:30 AT — Cash bar; 6:00 AT —Lobster dinner.

Evening: 7:15 p.m. AT — Short evening activity: The Roosevelt's Best Work, celebrating the world leadership of FDR and ER.

DAY
6
Final Program, Program Concludes
Campobello Island
B

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 AT (6:30 - 7:30 ET)

Morning: 8:45 AT (7:45 ET) - Final program session: This I Remember, and Tomorrow is Now. 10:00 AT (9:00 ET) - end of Program.