Welcome to Fort
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.
Fort Ross SHP offers
something for everyone. Educational programs that include overnights,
full day programs, shortened school presentations, scout programs, and
more may be scheduled by contacting us.
We are open
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and major holidays from
10am - 4:30pm
for specific park hours or updated information.
For tours and programming please contact us at 707-847-4777 or