We don’t have a tour guide or interpreter working at the park every day. However, FRC offers private tours with our very knowledgeable guide if you schedule the tour ahead of time. All tours are outdoors and must follow county safety guidelines (which right now means groups must be smaller than 12 people, wearing masks, outdoors). To check availability, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Ross Conservancy, the nonprofit that supports Fort Ross, offers regularly scheduled group tours (see below), but if you want to book a private customized tour, please book in advance here. There are several options to experience and learn about and Fort Ross’ rich and diverse natural and cultural history:
- Private Tour: Book a customizable tour to suit your schedule. Explore the natural and cultural history both inside and outside the fort compound walls under the guidance of a knowledgeable tour guide. Meet at Visitor Center. $20 per person per hour ($40 minimum). Children, 12 & under, free. Tell us what you’re most interested to see at Fort Ross and we will customize your tour. Find inspiration here! Optional Tea — Finish your customized tour in the historic compound with optional hot tea from our samovar and tasty treats.
- Group Tour: Join a one-hour comprehensive tour of the Fort Compound & Environs starting at 1pm and 2:30 at the Visitor Center. Availability depends on the season – call to confirm. $5/person, kids 12 & under free. (707) 847-3437.
- First Saturday Group Tour and Tea: On the First Saturday of every month, join our special one-hour Group Tour of Fort Compound & environs plus samovar tea. $20/person. Kids 12 & under free. Meet at Visitor Center (and ends in Fort Compound). 2:30-4:30pm, First Saturdays of every month, year-around. Please RSVP to ensure it’s available on the day of your visit.
- Educational Opportunities: For school and service groups — students, Girl and Boy Scouts, multiple homeschooling groups, etc.
Availability depends on the season – call to confirm. (707) 847-3437.
We are a small hard-working nonprofit; please cancel at least 48 hours before your tour or pay a $100 cancellation fee. Contact us with your questions at 707/847-3437 or email@example.com. Thank you!
Please note: Fort Ross Conservancy prides itself in paying its employees a living wage. To avoid the risk of unequal and/or discriminatory tipping, Fort Ross Conservancy’s employees are not permitted to accept gratuities from visitors. Please consider making a donation to our organization instead.
We highly recommend enjoying a meal outside during your visit to Fort Ross. Feel free to bring a picnic, or if we have sufficient advance notice we can provide a catered lunch at an additional cost. Picnic tables are located near the parking lot, in the fort, in the Call Picnic Area (with ocean view) or in the orchard.
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