Roosevelt Campobello International Park
Across the International Bridge in Lubec, Maine is an island that harbors 131 years of memories of one of America’s most famous families. It is a place of cherished American heritage on Canadian soil. Campobello Island was the “Beloved Island” summer home of President Franklin Delano, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and their children.
This year visitors can share in the 50th anniversary celebrations of Roosevelt Campobello International Park. In August 1964 President Lyndon Johnson and Prime Minister Lester Pearson met at Campobello to officially open and dedicate the only international park in the world. The treaty created and to this day preserves FDR’s 34-room cottage and 2800 acre nature park.
The Park has become a living monument to the Roosevelts’ memories and the legacy of friendship between Canada and the United States.
In September 2014 PBS will premier the new Ken Burns documentary film, “The Roosevelts.”
The multi-night TV event traces the history of the three most famous Roosevelts’ namesakes:
‘Teddy,” President Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin and Eleanor. The film in part was filmed at Campobello.
The 2014 season will see special celebrations of the Roosevelt legacy. Visiting the park is free to the public.
(Starting June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, are required to present one of the following travel documents:
U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Trusted Traveler Program Cards.
For more information visit the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative website or contact the local port at (207) 733-4331.)