Fort Ross Historic State Park, Sonoma County, Northern California

FORT ROSS STATE HISTORIC PARK

Starting April 1st Fort Ross will be open every day. See our Park Information page for details.
Reef Campground will open as soon as winter storm damage has been addressed.
Call House Museum is open on the first weekend of each month from 1 to 4 PM. The windmill turning is on the first Saturday of each month at 12 noon. Book your walking tour today with our bilingual tour guide.


ELP Seals at Fort Ross AND

Environmental Living Program
Open Enrollment for Environmental Living Program starts April 1st!  Regisration is on a first come, first served basis, so make sure you have been in contact with Director of Programs Sondra Hunter  to receive your ELP reservation form.

We look forward to welcoming your students to Settlement Ross!

Marine Activities at Fort Ross
Fort Ross offers over six miles of pristine, diverse coastline. Learn about our programs and activities:
Marine Ecology Program
Beach Watch Survey
Doghole Ports Project
Marine Mammal Monitoring
Rocky Intertidal Species of Fort Ross
, add your pictures and species finds to our iNaturalist project.

Saturday, May 20th:
Alaska Native Day

4th Annual Alaska Native Day to celebrate the Alaska Native history at Fort Ross/Metini and to build community among the Alaska Native people. Kayak race, crafts, dance performance, story telling, and games.


Noteworthy:

Youth scholarship

Making Outdoor Education Accessible
We are happy to announce our FRC Education Fund to ensure all students have access to Fort Ross' wonderful youth programming. We offer scholarships for students to attend either our Environmental Living Program or our Marine Ecology Program. Please consider making a donation to FRC today to ensure all students can experience the joy of outdoor learning.

Call lHouse

American Ranch Era Video
FRC has released a 22-minute film documenting the Call House museum. Author and FRC Volunteer Extraordinaire Lynn Rudy takes us for a joyful walk through the Call House Museum while describing early-California life on the farm during the American Ranch period.

Digital Library

FRC Digital Library
FRC has launched Fort Ross Digital Library Project
 -- we've digitized and made available more than 100 manuscripts unique to our park, with more to come!

Tours FRC Tours
FRC offers private tours in English and Russian -- see our Tours description for more information.
SURF SURF at Fort Ross   
Since 2011, the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum delegation has traveled to Fort Ross as part of the Capstone Conference at Stanford. Program delegates learn about our shared Russian American history at Fort Ross, engage in community service activities, and also participate in team building exercises. See our webpage for more information.
Blacksmithy

Common Earth, Common History
In 2014, the historic Izborsk museum, received a US State Department Peer to Peer grant. The goal of this grant was to partner the Russian museum with an American museum to learn best practices and create projects that were beneficial to both institutions. Each museum created an online exhibition to showcase the crafts and trade that thrived in their respective settlements. Fort Ross' exhibit covers the most prevalent 19th century crafts practiced during the Russian era.

Tours

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
The Obama administration has approved the expansion of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The Sonoma coastline, including Fort Ross and Salt Point, is now protected under marine sanctuary status.

2016 Events

2017 Calendar
Plan your next visit by checking out our scheduled 2017 events!


About Fort Ross

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. The park
is approximately 45 minutes north of Bodega Bay and about 25 miles or an hour’s drive from one of
San Francisco's oldest retreats, the Russian River.


Full Circle - Fort Ross Introductory Video

Enjoy footage and music from our fabulous bicentennial celebrations while learning more about  Fort Ross Conservancy's work on the ground.

 

Fort Ross Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) and California State Park cooperating association, connects people to the history and beauty of Fort Ross and Salt Point State Parks. 

© Fort Ross Conservancy (formerly Fort Ross Interpretive Association) , 19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, CA 95450, 707-847-3437