Fort Ross State Historic Park

Fort Ross, one of the main tourist attractions between Bodega Bay and Fort Bragg, is a California State Historic Park showcasing a historic Russian-era fort compound that has been designated National Historic Landmark status.

Location

19005 Coast Highway 1
Jenner CA, 95450

Contact

Local: 707-847-3437

Email: [email protected]

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  • Fort Ross, one of the main tourist attractions between Bodega Bay and Fort Bragg, is a California State Historic Park showcasing a historic Russian-era fort compound that has been designated National Historic Landmark status. Located eleven miles north of Jenner on California Highway One, one of the most scenic coastal routes in the world Fort Ross is surrounded by sandy beaches, panoramic coves, and redwood forests, with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

    The Fort Ross Conservancy bookshop sells a fantastic variety of interpretive items relating to Fort Ross natural and cultural history. We stock a fine selection of books related to the park, in particular field guides to local flora and fauna, historical nonfiction, and a childrens' book section with stories that center around both the Russian and Kashia people.

    In addition to specialty books, we carry a wide variety of Fort Ross and Russian-American memorabilia, t-shirts, and ball caps, as well as locally-sourced hand-made wool hats and sweatshirts if the weather turns on you. We make every effort to support the many local artists who live in our community by selling local jewelry and a great selection of notecards. Due to health laws we can only sell pre-packaged food and bottled water, but we do carry Russian chocolate!

    The staffers are all local with extensive knowledge of Fort Ross, so please stop by, say hello, and don't hesitate to ask them questions. All gift shop proceeds go to furthering interpretation and research at Fort Ross.

    Fort Ross State Historic Park is open every day from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The park grounds are open from sunrise to sunset. Between November 1st and March 1st the park will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, and closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For details on scheduling a private tour, please see Fort Ross Conservancy's Tour information.

    • Arts Amenities:
      • Museum
    • General:
      • Visitor Center
    • Nice Place to Stop

      If you have an hour and it’s a nice day, stop and look around as it’s worth $8 admission. Park by visitors center and walk downhill about 1/2 mile to the Fort. After your visit head out big gate...

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    • Who knew the Russians were this Close?

      I didn't! Really cool piece of history and well worth the visit if you are anywhere near here. The craftsmanship on the buildings is unreal. Great setting and a fun place to explore and become...

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    • A unique view of a small slice of American history

      Fort Ross was built and operated by Russia during the period 1812 to 1841, to support their Alaskan colonies with food and furs. It is a very nice historical facility, with an excellent visitors...

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