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Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

84 Saint Croix Dr, Calais, ME 04619-4230
+1 207-454-3871
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Neat spot and history

Headed up this coast and saw this place. Interesting history from 1604 and really a small place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith T
Historic out of the way settlement site

This is a quite remote site for even most of Maine. The drive, especially along Hwy 1 is really... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Jason G
Greenville, SC
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84 Saint Croix Dr, Calais, ME 04619-4230
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Headed up this coast and saw this place. Interesting history from 1604 and really a small place that you only see from the trail. Probably takes about 20 minutes unless your kids do Junior Ranger then add another 20 minutes

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a quite remote site for even most of Maine. The drive, especially along Hwy 1 is really beautiful any time of year, and it is does seem you are on the edge of the nation. Operated by the National Park Service, yet the...More

1  Thank Jason G
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Admission to this National Park Service unit is free. The Saint Croix Island International Historic Site commemorates the beginning of a permanent European presence in Northern North America. Pierre Dugua's French expedition arrived in 1604. The first winter was extremely cold. That caused problems for...More

2  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Admittedly, part of the reason we stopped here was that I'm a NPS completist, and it was so close on our way back to Bangor from PEI. So, we stopped and learned about the horrible tragedy of the French colony that was created on an...More

1  Thank PinkFloydActuary
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Operated by the National Park Service, Saint Croix Island is the 1604 site of the first French attempt to colonize North America. Some 79 members of the expedition, including Samuel Champlain (who later founded Quebec), passed the severe winter of 1604-1605 on the island. Because...More

1  Thank Spoonball
Reviewed 12 October 2015

This is a much worthwhile stop if you are in the area, aka Acadia ;-). We took the trip and made the stop while leaf peeping. It was very informative and the ranger was oh so knowledgeable. She gave us the 15 minutes overview of...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

If you are national park site junkie like myself, then this is a must. While visiting Acadia for the week, we ventured out on a day trip to Roosevelt Campobello Island and St Croix Island. Better than I expected Ranger station had some nice hands...More

Thank NonPickyVacationer
Reviewed 18 June 2015

The well-maintained picnic stop and short walking tour is worth a visit. Envisioning life on St Croix Island in 1604, by the handful of French colonists (many of whom failed to survive that winter) is helped by several stations in both French and English, along...More

Thank jrjojo
Reviewed 24 December 2014

This site was on our short list of places to visit in Maine. As the only International Historic Site in the entire National Park system, it has a certain cachet; it has to, as the drive to get here in far-eastern Maine is not insignificant....More

3  Thank Mr_and_Mrs_Cuddles
Reviewed 3 September 2014

My husband and I were vacationing in Eastport, Maine and went out on a drive on a beautiful crisp cool day. We had seen signs for the "international historic site" and my husband said that it was probably just one of those "plaque in the...More

Thank Charis N
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