Fort Ross Historic State Park, Sonoma County, Northern California

FORT ROSS STATE HISTORIC PARK

Harvest Festival: October 14th CANCELED

Due to the fires still raging in Sonoma and surrounding counties, we are canceling our October 14th Fort Ross-Seaview Harvest Festival. Many wineries and friends we rely upon to create this event have lost homes. Twenty acres at the top of Fort Ross State Historic Park have burned but are contained. The forecast is for more dry weather and nature is unpredictable. To ensure our community's safety we have canceled Harvest Festival 2017. FRC will refund all advanced Eventbrite ticket sales. 

To our dedicated volunteers who make this event so remarkable: Thanks for your understanding, and yes we will see you soon!

And lastly, to the fire fighters and all those making big sacrifices to protect us, THANK YOU!


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"A Most Beautiful Country" photo exhibit Presented by the Renova Fort Ross Foundation at the Fort Ross Visitor Center Auditorium

The exhibition features winners and runner-ups in the Russian Geographical Society’s international competition, devoted to the conservation of Russian nature and the development of responsible attitudes toward the environment.Exhibition opens on October 14th and runs until October 31st.

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Harvest Festival: October 14th CANCELED



Tours

Book your walking tour today to explore the natural and cultural history both inside and outside the fort compound walls under the guidance of a knowledgeable Russian-English tour guide. Contact Hank Birnbaum to book your tour.


ELP
Environmental Living Program
Open Enrollment for the Fort Ross Environmental Living Program (ELP/ELDP) start April 1st.  Applications submitted before April 1st for the following school year will not be considered. All applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis according to space availability.

Fill out our online  ELP/ELDP Reservation Form here.

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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.

TimberCoveBook your stay at beautiful Timber Cove Resort just 2 miles north of Fort Ross using the Promotion Code FORTROSS -- you'll receive a 10% discount on your room rate *and* 10% will be donated to Fort Ross Conservancy. Thanks for supporting us! 


Noteworthy:

Trail Discovering Russian History on the California Coast: Watch the Fort Ross, California Coastal Trail video featured on KCET.
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.

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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.
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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