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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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We really like our recent visit here & learned about the history of the Russian-American Camp. Spend about 1 hr waking around. If you are driving up from Burnsville stop here first in the am- then go up the coast for lunch at the Timber...More
Mostly reconstructed Russian fort on the West Sonoma Coast. There's a museum with displays that you can read about and see a little bit of history that I never really learned about. Also a pretty walk along the coast.
The parking is self - pay,...More
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 has ADA paths throughout. Please check the Fort Ross Conservancy website for days of operation - we are not open 7 days a week because of Sacramento service reductions.