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 park contains about 3,400 acres of spectacular wildlands.

    Fort Ross offers ample parking. The Visitor Center, restrooms, upper picnic areas, and trail to the historic compound are handicap-accessible via new ADA trails. There is also handicap-accessible parking near the fort compound.

    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.

    • 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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    • Mostly reconstructed...

      however, it is reported that the Fort Ross site is true historically to what originally was. Historical: I did not realize that the Russians came to CA for trade in sea-otter pelts in the early...

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