• Saint Croix Island in middle of river

    Saint Croix Island

    International Historic Site Maine

Things To Know Before You Come


Getting Around
The site is best reached by private vehicle. There is no ferry to the island; the only visitor access is by privately owned boats. Visits to the island are not encouraged due to its fragile nature.


Halfway between the Equator and the North Pole, Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is exposed to weather conditions typical of the eastern Maine coast. In general, you can expect the following conditions:

  • Spring: Temperatures are cool, with occasional fog later in the season.
  • Summer: Rain is common, with some fog early in the season. Onshore breezes often make the area seem cooler. Temperatures in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit (21-27 C) are common.
  • Fall: Temperatures range from 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (10-21 C).
  • Winter: Temperatures are moderate, with snow possible from October through March (sometimes later).
When you visit, it is best to be prepared for any weather, as conditions change frequently.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Saint Croix Island.

There are no visible traces of the early settlement left on Saint Croix Island, today part of Saint Croix Island IHS. When the decision was made to move the expedition to Port Royal, most of the buildings were dismantled, put onto the ships and moved and erected at the new site.