• Saint Croix Island in middle of river

    Saint Croix Island

    International Historic Site Maine



By Car
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is best reached by private vehicle. The site is located 8 miles (13 km) south of Calais, Maine, on US Route 1, and can be reached either by Route 9 from Bangor or US Route 1, the coastal route from Portland and points south. From US Route 1, turn onto St. Croix Drive. The entrance gate is on the right. The visitor center is inside the ranger station.

driving tour

For drivers using GPS, the site's physical address is 84 Saint Croix Drive, Calais, Maine 04619.


By Plane
Several different airlines service airports at Bangor, Maine (103 miles, 166 km), or Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (80 miles, 129 km). Car rentals are available at both airports.


By Boat
The only visitor access to the island is by privately owned boats. Visits to the island are not encouraged due to its fragile nature.




Site Map showing visitor facilities at Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

Area map showing location of and routes to Saint Croix Island International Historic Site.

Area map showing driving routes.

Locator map of New England

Locator Map of New England and New Brunswick.


Saint Croix Map and Information

Did You Know?

Statue on Saint Croix interpretive trail.

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.