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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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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
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Roosevelt Campobello International Park

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

Afternoon: 4–5:30 p.m. ET / 5 - 6:30 p.m. AT — Orientation

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. AT — Cash bar ::: 6 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. AT dinner.

DAY
2
Become acquainted with island, bays, and abundant nature.
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Activity note: Morning programs focus on the seashore and lessons presented there, another on the Bay of Fundy and Passamaquoddy Bay phenomena and afternoon presentation and guided experiences related to the Wabanahki — "People of the Dawn."

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. AT

Morning: The Journey to the Glorious Edge and the Great Bay of Fundy — Magnificent Tides and Huge Tales.

Lunch: 12 noon AT

Afternoon: Expert-led presentation on the First People of the Island: the Wabanahki — by tribal historian, with artifacts, tribal-made baskets, and the story of a Passamaquoddy tribal chief and young Franklin Roosevelt. Guided visit to see historic canoe and other artifacts, and then tour of FDR and ER's Red Cottage — "their" home and location of early years of happiness with their children.

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

Evening: Experience interactive lecture and storytelling on local lore. Expert led lecture & Hands-On Experience

DAY
3
Experience Welshpool, FDR and ER's "community".
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Activity note: Field trip to nearby Welshpool, starting with island library and museum, where Roosevelt collections become part of the morning lecture by Roosevelt Scholar. See Welshpool Landing & wharf, aquaculture site, nearby historic Owen House, and newly renovated Welshpool Hall. Also in Welshpool: historic Anglican Church where FDR was a Warden, and historic cemetery.

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. AT

Morning: Visit to FDR and ER's Community of Welshpool.

Lunch: Lunch at Noon AT.

Afternoon: Tour of FDR ad ER's favorite island places - including Herring Cove, Liberty Point, Mulholland Lighthouse and Friar's Bay Lookout. End the afternoon by attending "Tea With Eleanor", an island tradition and performance featuring highlights of ER's life.

Dinner: ER-style Picnic featuring Eleanor's favorite picnic fare, the humble hot dog! (Not to worry, there are plenty of mouth-watering side dishes and desserts!) ER's "picnics" were often called "Diplomatic Picnics", ER's favorite ways of entertaining the many visitors that frequented the island.

Evening: “Saving Historic Head Harbour Lighthouse, the "savior to many a sailor", and “Welshpool Hall and Welshpool Landing, places where FDR and ER spent many happy days.

DAY
4
Morning guided hike to water's edge; Then, Free Day.
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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: Park Interpreter begins the day leading an exploration to the nearby shore in front of the famed Roosevelt Red Cottage to view shore life, a salmon farm, and, hopefully, a look at the famous Campobello Fog — now celebrated in the annual island Fog Fest.

Afternoon: Experience a "Day on Your Own" inspired by a youthful Franklin. Program hosts will provide itinerary ideas and special stops on the island or nearby Maine communities of Lubec and Eastport.

Evening: Experience the Ken Burns film "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" — Episode 4, "The Storm", which focuses on the summer of 1921 when everything changed for the Roosevelt Family. Introduction to the experience by an expert in Resilience — long a trait for both FDR and ER.

DAY
5
Guided trek of park grounds. Whalewatch, Lobster Dinner.
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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: Expert-led lectures on "FDR the Sailor" and "ER the Reluctant Sailor", by Roosevelt Scholar.

Lunch: The park's most historic Rusticator cottage, formerly the Adams Estate, now Fireside at Roosevelt Park, offering local fare. Short program on the Delano/Adams families, cousins to the Roosevelts, who built the rustic log structures.

Afternoon: Whales, Lighthouses, Old Sow Whirlpool, Pelagic Birds, pulling Lobster Traps — all experienced on the waters of Passamaquoddy Bay, with expert guide and seasoned captain and crewman.

Dinner: Cash Bar & Lobster Dinner (alternate entrée available).

Evening: Expert-led Lecture: "Best Work of FDR and ER" — Inspired and influenced by experiences, explorations, great joys, and deep sorrows on Campobello Island.

DAY
6
Program Finale: The Roosevelt Legacy.
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Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 AT (6:30 - 7:30 ET) A "Grub Up" Breakfast — and island fisherman tradition.

Morning: The Legacy of Franklin and Eleanor — Franklin's First People Wisdom & Love of the Forest and Waters; and Eleanor's Wisdom of the Common People, Nature, and Looking to the Future