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 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.

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      • Museum
    • 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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    • Fun place that the children enjoyed

      We did a flying visit through this park, and I regret we did not tour the fort. We were mostly in the main building doing a lot of reading in the exhibits and then let the girls explore the small...

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