Things To Do
Larger-than-life bronze statues line the interpretive trail at the mainland site.
The site is focused on establishing a quiet atmosphere of respect meant to promote contemplation of the heroism and suffering of the French colonists in 1604–05.
Wander along the short, accessible interpretive trail at the mainland site. The trail features bronze figures of the French settlers and Passamaquoddy people, as well as wayside exhibits that discuss historical events and the interaction of the two cultures. A model of the 1604 French settlement sits under a shelter overlooking the island.
From mid-June through mid-September, participate in short ranger talks about the history of the settlement.
Visits to the island itself are not encouraged due to its fragile nature. The mainland site provides scenic views of the island and the Saint Croix River.
Did You Know?
Saint Croix Island was originally called “Muttoneguis” by the Native Americans who had used it for many years before the French arrived. The island is protected today as part of Saint Croix Island International Historic Site.