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.

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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 3,400 acre park offers pristine natural landscapes as well as historic structures and exhibits that bring to life the former Imperial Russian settlement, early California Ranch era, and Kashaya territory.

    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.

    • The Old West

      What a wonderful view of the history of old California . Perfectly reconstructed in parts Fort Ross provides a look back in time with information boards well placed for you to discover the past.

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    • hidden gem

      for an $8 fee under 65 or $7 over 65 per car, a very interesting old Russian fort. You can learn how the Russians were here long before this area became part of the USA

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    • Private Tour into the Past

      If you don't get a private tour of the Fort, you see only buildings and miss the human historical experience. Our tour guide, Hank, gave us insights you ordinarily would not have if you only walked...

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