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
Starts at
1,499
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6 days
5 nights
12 meals
5 B 3 L 4 D
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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. - Orientation

Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Cash bar 7 p.m. 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 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

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.

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

DAY
4
Free Day
Campobello Island
B
Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Activity 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"

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

Activity 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: 8:30 am - Walk around Eleanor's (Neighborhood) with a guide 10:00 am - 12:00 pm- Two lectures 1. Franklin the Sailor- Life on the Water 2. Eleanor "The reluctant Sailor"

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

DAY
6
Final Program, Program Concludes
Campobello Island
B

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

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






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