Hay Lake School & Erickson Log Home
14020 195th St N
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Open Seasonally May-October
Open Friday-Sunday, 12 PM – 4 PM
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.
Susan Stepka, Site Manager