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.

  • Fort Ross Chapel Photo
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park Photo 2
  • View From the Air at Fort Ross Photo 3
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park Photo 4
  • The Pacific Ocean view from Fort Ross Photo 5
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  • Cannons Photo 8
  • Militia at Fort Ross Photo 9
  • Pacific Coast Photo 10
  • Scenarios at Fort Ross Photo 11
  • Sunset on the compound Photo 12
  • The Chapel Photo 13
  • Sandy Cove Photo 14
  • Sandy Cove Photo 15
  • ELP Garden Photo 16
  • Fort Ross Chapel Photo
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park Photo 2
  • View From the Air at Fort Ross Photo 3
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park Photo 4
  • The Pacific Ocean view from Fort Ross Photo 5
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park Photo 6
  • Fort Ross Photo 7
  • Cannons Photo 8
  • Militia at Fort Ross Photo 9
  • Pacific Coast Photo 10
  • Scenarios at Fort Ross Photo 11
  • Sunset on the compound Photo 12
  • The Chapel Photo 13
  • Sandy Cove Photo 14
  • Sandy Cove Photo 15
  • ELP Garden Photo 16
  • Description
  • Amenities
  • Reviews
  • 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.

    • Property Amenities:
      • Accessible
      • Family friendly
      • Pet friendly
      • Public tours
    • Wow, Quick lesson on Russo history in CA

      I had no idea how much Russian influence there was on the West Coast compared to the East Coast. I pretty much zipped through this park because they only had 30 minutes left however I would probably...

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    • Good history lesson!

      Russians used to own this area to grow food for ther people in Alaska. Once they starting procuring food from Vancouver they lost interest and sold all land to American settlers in 1840s, just before...

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    • COVID-19

      Gift shop closed at 4:30 on this particular Monday. The Fort was not accessible whether to already having been closed or because of the COVID-19.

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