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Fort Ross State Historic Park

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, CA 95450
+1 707-847-3437
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice visitors center too! Short walk to the Fort itself, but if you are mobility impaired it can be a bit of a hike in a walker.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Helenashack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very worthwhile experience. I knew nothing about the history of the Russians in California and this recreation of their settlement is well preserved and most informative. On the occasion we were there a group of schoolchildren were just settling in for a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RFW1943
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I really enjoy this old fort and and the history is so interesting . The Only place in the North America where the local indigenous tribes had a written contract with Europeans. The Russian settlement here made and applied many advanced technologies of the time...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank edwardcallaghan
Reviewed December 1, 2018

I was fascinated when I visited with all the history of the Park dating back to about 1810. It is well worth a visit and makes a great break on a long drive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ross B
Reviewed November 25, 2018

This park is a nice little diversion if you have an hour or 2 to spend. In addition to the historical interest of the Fort Ross area you can walk down to a lovely cove with some nice tide pools. Not the kind of place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yosemitepictures
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

The first time I went to fort Ross I was probably about 12 and even at that age I was impressed. I brought my son here when he was 10 and he really enjoyed it. Today I made the trek alone while the others were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nametaken5
Reviewed October 25, 2018

We never knew why the Russian River was called that, and the impact of the Russian population on the history of this part of the US. The Fort is well maintained and overlooks the ocean so it is beautiful. There is a really nice visitor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank staciel906
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We really like our recent visit here & learned about the history of the Russian-American Camp. Spend about 1 hr waking around. If you are driving up from Burnsville stop here first in the am- then go up the coast for lunch at the Timber...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank drastler
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Mostly reconstructed Russian fort on the West Sonoma Coast. There's a museum with displays that you can read about and see a little bit of history that I never really learned about. Also a pretty walk along the coast. The parking is self - pay,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SamaZama
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Russian supply fort in the heart of California. Interesting history going back to when Russia owned Alaska. They needed food and trade goods and this fort served to provide both. Hiking and history combine to make for a really nice morning or afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.