History & Culture
Saint Croix Island is the 1604 site of the first French attempt to colonize the territory they called l'Acadie and the location of one of the earliest European settlements in North America. Members of a French expedition led by Pierre Dugua, intending to colonize North America, settled the island in 1604.
Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons
Did You Know?
Saint Croix Island is the only international historic site in the United States National Park Service. The management of the site is a unique partnership between the United States and Canada.