Best trails in Fort Ross State Historic Park

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Description
Fort Ross was a thriving Russian-American Company settlement from 1812 to 1841. This commercial company chartered by Russia's tsarist government controlled all Russian exploration, trade and settlement in the North Pacific, and established permanent settlements in Alaska and California. Fort Ross was the southernmost settlement in the Russian colonization of the North American continent, and was established as an agricultural base to supply Alaska. It was the site of California's first windmills and shipbuilding, and Russian scientists were among the first to record Californias cultural and natural history. Fort Ross was a successfully functioning multi-cultural settlement for some thirty years. Settlers included Russians, Native Alaskans and Californians, and Creoles (individuals of mixed Russian and native ancestry.) Along with the chapel, the structure of most historical interest at Fort Ross is the Rotchev house, an existing building renovated about 1836 for Alexander Rotchev, the last manager of Ross. It is the only surviving structure. Several other buildings have been reconstructed: the first Russian Orthodox chapel south of Alaska, the stockade, and four other buildings called the Kuskov House, The Officials Barracks, and two corner blockhouses. Open sunrise to sunset.
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Map of trails in Fort Ross State Historic Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mailing address
Fort Ross State Historic Park
19005 Coast Highway One
Jenner, CA 95450
Contact
707-847-3286
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#1 - Tour of Fort Ross State Historic Park [CLOSED]
Fort Ross State Historic Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
The Fort, Sandy Cove, and a walk south to the Reef Campground and Day Use Area Visiting Fort Ross begins more as a meander than a point to point walk. The fort site and its structures have a grand anShow more