Maine Map

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

Contact Info
Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0177

Phone:
207-288-3338
Phone:
207-288-8800
Basics
Type:
Other

Description

The winter of 1604-1605 on Saint Croix Island was a cruel one for Pierre Dugua's French expedition. Iced in by freezing temperatures and cut off from fresh water and game, 35 of 79 men died. As spring arrived and native people traded game for bread, the health of those remaining improved. Although the expedition moved on by summer, the European presence in northern North America had begun.

Hours + Fees

Hours:

The site is open daily from sunrise to sunset. During the winter, however, the displays and bronze statues along the interpretive trail are covered to prevent damage from inclement weather.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is best reached by private vehicle. The site is located eight miles south of Calais, Maine, on U.S. Route 1, and can be reached either by Route 9 from Bangor or U.S. Route 1, the coastal route from Portland and points south. The parking lot is located on the left after entering the mainland site.

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