Early Settler’s Cabin

Burris Park (220 Judd Street)

Swedish immigrant Sven Anderson built this early settler's cabin in 1852; some of the cabin logs still show the marks from the axe, which squared them. Sven and his wife Stava raised three children in this cabin, and it was their home until 1869. Their first son, Charles, was born May 12, 1858 – one day after Minnesota became a state. The cabin's original site was approximately two miles northwest of where it stands in Burris Park today.

 Christ Lutheran Church

150 Fifth Street • 651-433-3222

Sunday and mid-week services with a welcoming community seeking to grow faithful and transformed people, who serve in God’s world with love.


 Marine Community Library

121 Judd Street • 651-433-2820

The Marine Community Library is a volunteer-run city library with stellar events and access to the county's book collection.



 Marine Mills Folk School

550 Pine St.

Discover the joy of creating together through traditional arts and crafts. The folk school tradition traces its origins to Scandinavian countries with a vision of strengthening and empowering communities. Marine Mills Folk School focuses on an unplugged, deliberate approach, with an emphasis on intergenerational learning that is fun, collaborative and restorative.

Explore class offerings such as Scandinavian Spoon Carving, Intergenerational Digital Photography, and Making Beeswax Food Wraps.


"High Water," by Tom Maakestad, sits behind the General Store

 'Power of the St. Croix' Utility Box Murals

Marine is home to several "Power of the St. Croix" utility box murals.

See the map.

Find out more about the murals and the artists who made them.



The Power of the St. Croix Utility Box Mural Project was imagined by Fitzie Heimdahl and funded with a 2018 Great Idea Competition Grant from the Stillwater Area Foundation. The murals were done in partnership with the City of Marine on St. Croix, the City of Stillwater, and the Washington County Historical Society. 

The theme of this project was the St. Croix River, which connects these communities. The project coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act protecting the St. Croix Riverway. 


 Marine Mill Site

121 Judd Street

Marine Mills-MNHS

On August 24 1839, the Marine Lumber Company became the first commercial sawmill in what later would become the state of Minnesota. While the mass remains of this site have fallen back to the earth, the original site still sits holding onto it's history. Come walk the trails which hold this history and explore the original town of Marine on St Croix.



 St. Croix River

Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle the wild and scenic St. Croix River through these concessionaires.


Taylors Falls Canoe & Kayak
Minnesota Interstate State Park (307 Milltown Rd Taylors Falls) • 651-465-1080

Canoe from Taylors Falls to William O'Brien State Park and let Taylors Falls Canoe & Kayak take care of transporting the boats.


Riverwood Canoe and Kayak 
25499 Sawmill Avenue, Shafer, MN • 715-222-2288

Interstate Park to Osceola day trips. Canoe and kayak rental with free shuttle. Park at the Osceola landing, launch from the Wisconsin Interstate Park and canoe or kayak to your vehicle.


Eric's Canoe Rental 
710 South Highway 35, St. Croix Falls, WI • 651-270-1561

Offering trips from St. Croix Falls to Osceola, or from various northern locations ending at the Taylors Falls -St. Croix Falls dam. Overnight Canoe Trips from three locations on the river. Canoe rental and shuttle service available at this location and also at Wild River State Park. Wildlife and nature tours of St. Croix Valley.


Wahoo! Adventures 
Stillwater, MN • 651-280-7299

Guided history and wildlife kayaking tours that include kayaks, paddles, life vests, guide, water, and snack. Some even include wine!


Learn More: St. Croix River Visitor Center
401 N. Hamilton Street. St. Croix Falls, WI • 715-483-2274

The St. Croix River is a National Park with a visitor center a half-hour's drive north, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

For St. Croix River news visit the St. Croix 360 blog.

To help keep the river clean, wild and scenic, visit the Wild Rivers Conservancy (formerly the St. Croix River Association).



 Stone House Museum

241 5th Street

Step back in time at this local history museum. Admission is free, however donations are appreciated. The charming, old Stone House Museum of Marine is itself an example of early stone masonry. Built in 1872 by Swedish stone mason, Gustav Carlson, it is constructed of local sandstone. It is recorded in the Library of Congress as “an outstanding example of the Swedish stone work of early Minnesota settlers.”

The building first served as the Marine Town Hall and jail. Scribbled messages of those jailed can still be seen on one wall. The Stone House Museum and its collection of unique historic items are owned by the City of Marine on St. Croix. Since 1963 the Marine Women’s Civic Club has managed the collection with volunteers to clean catalog and maintain it for the city and to host visitors on summer week-ends. Volunteers are always needed and welcome!

The Stone House Museum is open Memorial Day – Labor Day, Saturdays & Sundays 1-4pm.



 Washington County Barn Quilt Trail

The Washington County Barn Quilt Trail is a 16.4 mile (or 26.39 kilometer) route that winds through Scandia, Marine on St. Croix, and the Town of May. ​The trail goes through farm areas, a state park, a downtown area, historical sites, and forested areas. Click here for an overview and suggested route. This trail can also be done by bike!

A barn quilt is a large piece of wood that is painted to look like a quilt block. The barn quilts on the Washington County Barn Quilt Trail have all been placed on sites that give some insight into local history.


 William O'Brien State Park

William O'Brien State Park

This beautiful state park is located 2 miles north of the city.  Reservations for camping can be made at 651-433-0500.