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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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19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, CA 95450
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I were visiting Russian River area and stopped at this historic park. It’s a gorgeous setting and a perfect spot to stretch your legs and learn about our past!

Thank christinenicole1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most southern settlement of the Russians build as trading post in 1812. The restored buildings show the life at a fort and the home of Alexander Rochev, the last manager of the Fort. They show a short film about the history at the main...More

Thank eva1500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will need to consult tide tables and find a traveling companion to make your way down to the beach. No, no sunbathers. Likely no other humans. Cow skeletons if cattle that fell to their untimely death off the cliff. Sideway walking crabs. Sea lions...More

Thank TravellingTotoro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this site several times long ago and was amazed at the improvements in the interpretation. And I think that this is the best visitors of its sort that I have seen in the US. They have updated the history including recent historical work...More

Thank paul d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fort was once the southernmost outpost of the Russians. 25 Russians and 80 Alaskan natives first settled it. The goal was to grow crops for their Alaskan colonies and to get furs. All of the buildings are recreations except for the Rotchev House. The...More

Thank GaryBrazel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by Fort Ross. We had been expecting a single building and brief historic presentation. But this site has an entire Fort compound along with some shanties for workers and a higher-end home for the family that bought it after the Russians...More

Thank whenyoudream
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We camped nearby and had a great afternoon at Ft Ross. The fort and docent lead tour were very informative if you like history. We also had a tour of the Call House which was really interesting to us adults and even our kids ages...More

Thank Tim A
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We enjoyed looking round this former Russian outpost and learning something of its history. It was an important trading post once upon a time, and one of the buildings has an array of the sorts of goods that would have been for sale. There was...More

Thank Carolanne W
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Imagine life & history behind the walls of this amazing fort 👍 engaging structures , wonderful visitor center exhibit, and friendly staff- thank you SO much a memorable afternoon

Thank Margaret M
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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.