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As of November 3rd, we are open only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays (closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) through March 15th. In addition we are open on state holidays: January 1 & 19, February 16, March 31, May 25, July 4th...more
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19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, CA 95450
+1 707-847-3437
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Imagine life & history behind the walls of this amazing fort 👍 engaging structures , wonderful visitor center exhibit, and friendly staff- thank you SO much a memorable afternoon

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular views and chance to experience the 1800s Russian presence in California. Highly recommend spending at least an hour here. There is also a trail to the beach.

Thank BigIsleFoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting history of the Fort Ross area. There is a small museum, a gift shop, a movie showing, and the Fort itself. There's also some beautiful views of the ocean.

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dogs are not allowed in buildings, but on leash our pup was able to go on trails and explore the picnic area. The reconstruction, preservation, and historical notices were helpful to understand what we were seeing.

Thank HedgehogsOnTheWing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well restored and maintained, with plenty to attract both kids and history-minded grownups. Gives a good impression of a Russian outpost ca. 1830.

Thank ronks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss the excellent interpretive film in the Visitors' Center. It's a perfect introduction to the Fort's history and layout. It will add greatly to your enjoyment and understanding as you wander through the area on your self-guided tour. Several buildings are outfitted with either...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor centre exhibition is good, and the Fort has been well maintained. A few more signs would be helpful.

Thank snowythepyro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hank was our guide and crushed it. He was entertaining, kind, knowledgable and above all else, passionate. We learned all about the Fort and settlement and there were but a handful of questions that Hank wasn't sure of the answer. He was great.

1  Thank Andy W
Reviewed May 31, 2018

The park features a very well preserved Russian fort with tons of interesting historic information delivered in an engaging way. My 5 and 7 year old snoozed a bit over the little museum and presentation video, but thoroughly enjoying frolicking around the open spaces and...More

1  Thank Lucia C
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Every Russian who lives in the US and honer Russian history must visit this small cute historical park. Even there's not much too to see you still can feel the spirit of the 19th century, enjoy scenic views and traditional Russian countryside architecture. We had...More

1  Thank Vitaliy_Deitery
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December 12, 2015|
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Response from FortRoss_1812 | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed only in the main parking lot and on the short service road that travels between the parking lot and the fort compound. Dogs are not allowed at the beach nor inside the fort compound.
December 30, 2014|
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Response from FortRoss_1812 | Property representative |
Yes. Fort Ross now has ADA trails from the visitor center to the fort compound. We also have one beach wheelchair that we can loan to visitors for the day. There are ADA accessible picnic areas and the compound itself now... More
December 30, 2014|
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Response from Dennis S | Reviewed this property |
It's limited, but will improve in the future.