Open Seasonally May-October

Hay Lake School & Erickson Log Home


14020 195th St N
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047


Open Friday-Sunday, 12 PM – 4 PM

Closed Monday-Thursday


Hay Lake School interior

Hay Lake School was constructed in 1896 after several years of school being held in local homes and churches. Largely brick (versus wood), the school stood as one of the finer one-room schoolhouses of its day. On the same property is Erickson Log Home, which was built in 1868 by a family of Swedish immigrants who lived there until 1904. Hay Lake School served as a regular classroom until its final class of students in 1963. In 1974, the Washington County Historical Society purchased the old log house and moved it one and a half miles to its present site. Both buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Johannes Erickson Log Home


Susan Stepka, Site Manager