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.
For drivers using GPS, the site's physical address is 84 St. Croix Drive, Calais, Maine 04619.
Several different airlines service airports at Bangor, Maine (103 miles), or Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (80 miles). Car rentals are available at both airports.
The only visitor access to the island is by privately owned boats. Visits to the island are not encouraged due to its fragile nature.
Did You Know?
Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons, and Samuel Champlain continued to be friends through the years after their attempt at settling Saint Croix Island. De Mons' name even appears as a witness on Champlain's marriage contract in 1611. The island is protected today as part of Saint Croix Island IHS.