Saint Croix Island International Historic Site was established as a national monument on June 8, 1949. The site received its current designation on September 25, 1984.

The management of Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is driven by its mission, which was spelled out in the 1998 General Management Plan:

The National Park Service preserves Saint Croix Island IHS as a monument to the beginning of the United States and Canada. It was here that Pierre Dugua Sieur de Mons with his company of 78 men established a French settlement in 1604-05. In cooperation with Parks Canada, the National Park Service educates the public about that heroic effort, its context, and its consequences.

This section of the website will refer you to many of the documents that help the National Park Service accomplish that mission for inspiration of this and future generations.

2008 Accomplishments
Wondering what happened in the park last year? See this list of accomplishments (pdf - 41kb) for 2008. You can also download the Director's Report, which details accomplishments at National Park Service units across the country.

Superintendent's Compendium 2014
For more information on the Laws and Policies that govern Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, please refer to the Superintendent's Compendium 2014.

Firearms in National Parks
The law governing possession of firearms inside a national park changed on February 22, 2010.

Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws.

The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting. For more information about Maine gun laws please visit their website.

Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.

Last updated: May 12, 2015

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