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Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

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closed, but you can still visit

I am not sure what I expected when I visited. it ended up a quick visit as it was getting dark. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joseph M
Educational and beautiful

This was a fascinating site to visit. The visitor center is beautiful and the staff was... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Houston, Texas
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84 Saint Croix Dr, Calais, ME 04619-4230
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All reviews canadian side interpretive trail walk around hour drive short trail saint croix new brunswick worth a visit nps ranger statues settlement history life canada handful maine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not sure what I expected when I visited. it ended up a quick visit as it was getting dark. The center was closed, and I walk around for a bit. to get more, one would need to spend a lot more time reflecting...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This was a fascinating site to visit. The visitor center is beautiful and the staff was entertaining and educational. Only open part of the year so I was glad that we made it before it closes for the winter. Walked along the statue park and...More

Thank Billie77077
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Great National Monument to the Saint Croix Island area with its distinct history. The Saint Croix River is an International boundary between Washington County, Maine and Charlotte County, Province of New Brunswick, Canada.

Thank gmitchell4
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Great history facts of the area, tells about the first settlers and beautiful bronze statues, this is a great tourist attraction.

Thank Penley
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Nice visitor center with knowledgeable staff. The park's interpretive trail has wonderful statues as you walk to the island viewing area. History comes alive! It is a very peaceful setting and affords wonderful views.

Thank Downeastmaine1
Reviewed 26 August 2018

My family and I are avid NPS visitors so while visiting Acadia National Park, we made the 2 hour drive from Ellsworth, ME and we weren't disappointed. There are some beautiful views and site has a short trail with statues that were educational. Rangers were...More

Thank barbara7952015
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Ocean views were pretty. Calm place to visit. The visitor center is small but nice. Note that if the visitor center is open they have an indoor bathroom. Be nice if you could actually go to the island. Not worth a trip by itself but...More

Thank Whitney G
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Visited today with my clan of five (3, 9,11,11,11). We had a two hour drive up that was so beautiful and only a handful of cars on the road. We are avid nps travelers and had to check it off ! It was cold and...More

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

It's always good and interesting to me to learn about history. This place was able to touch on that a little bit. It was not fully open but we got to walk around and pretty much gotta jest of what was going on and what...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Originally stopped here just as a place to walk the dog. Discovered a true gem. Little did I know that this was the first French settlement in North America. The ranger was well versed in the local history.

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Response from Knittingjoni | Reviewed this property |
The only way to go to the island is by boat. You can kayak over as my son did, or canoe. No you don't need a passport. However, they will watch you carefully to make sure you just go to the island and return. You are not... More