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Welcome to Fort Ross State Historic Park

Fort Ross State Historic Park, a California State Park located on the coast of Sonoma County, was established as one of the first State Parks in 1908. The name, derived from the word for Russia (Rossiia), was originally established by the Russian American Company, a commercial hunting and trading company chartered by the tsarist government, with shares held by the members of the Tsar’s family, court nobility and high officials. This history is very unique along the California Coast. To learn more about this amazing place please visit our history section.  ....more history and for Children's History....


The Fort Ross State Park Environmental Living Program, Environmental Living Day Program, and the School Site Visit program now offers scholarships to those schools that qualify. The scholarships can be for program fees, transportation costs, supplies including food and costumes, and for Trade Boxes. Fort Ross Conservancy (FRC) created a scholarship fund to ensure that all students have access to this programming, regardless of income level. To learn more about the scholarship program and/or to apply please visit Fort Ross Conservancy 


Starting April 1st, 2016 the park will be open seven days a week until further notice. The park grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. The park buildings including the Visitor Center and the Fort Compound are open daily from 10:00 to 4:30 everyday excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Please call the park at 707-847-3286 regarding updated information and park hours.

For tours and programming please contact us at 707-847-4777 or email us at  *****fortross.interp@parks.ca.gov******

Fort Ross SHP offers something for everyone. Educational programs that include overnights, full day programs, shortened school presentations, scout programs, group tours, family tours, and more may be scheduled by contacting us.


California State Parks is pleased to introduce a stand alone web based program designed to enhance the learning programs at Fort Ross. The Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse Program aims at breaking new ground in the area of Educational Serious applications while teaching and entertaining at the same time. Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse Virtual Web represents a historical part of California history, realistic reconstitution of Colony Ross  Fort Ross is honored to be the first State Park in California with such a learning tool.

Go To: http://parks-ca-gov.appspot.com/  or use the Qr Code.









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