Fort Ross Historic State Park, Sonoma County, Northern California
 

Fort Ross State Historic Park


Fort Ross Chapel - Russian Orthodox Church

 

Kuskov House at Fort Ross State Park

 

Blockhouse and stockade wall at Fort Ross

Park Hours

Good news--Fort Ross is now open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays through Labor Day! We are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Hours: 10am- 4:30pm.

 

  Park Fees

Gate fee is $8 per car, or $7 with senior. Custom, private tours (Russian or English) available upon request; call 707/847-3437. Free 30-minute interpretive talks available on some weekends.

  Quick Links

Map and directions
Fort Ross Introductory Video
Windmill
The Old Magasin
San Andreas Fault

 
  Steller Sea Lion on the beach at Fort Ross State Park   Capulin Cherry in Fort Ross Historic State Park orchard

Next Event

Saturday, April 12th, 10am-4pm: 200 Years of the Fort Ross Orchard. The Russians at Fort Ross began their orchard in 1814 by planting a peach tree. In celebration of the historic orchard’s 200th anniversary, FRC is hosting a conference on orchards and orchard management.

 

Marine Mammals at Fort Ross

Learn which marine mammal populations thrive at Fort Ross, and which species are now absent. Consider joining our Marine Mammal Monitoring program to better track the ocean's health.

 

Historic Orchard

The Fort Ross orchard is a living historic resource, with trees planted during both the Russian and Ranch eras. Learn about orchard's past, present and future. Print orchard map for your next visit.


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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 the 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