The Roosevelts
at Campobello

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The Roosevelts at Campobello

Campobello was the "beloved" summer retreat for the Roosevelt family, shaping Franklin into a great leader, and encouraging Eleanor to become an independent woman.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt with baby Anna, and dog, "Duffy" (1907)


“A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

FDR and his family spent summer vacations on their beloved Campobello Island over a period of fifty-six years.

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s experiences, and what he learned on Campobello, played a role in shaping a great leader of the United States and of the world.

Eleanor's love of Campobello Island began from her first visit as a young girl of nineteen, and continued to inspire her in later life, as she grew into an independent and respected woman.