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.
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.
The park buildings
including the Visitor Center and the Fort Compound are open Fridays,
Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 10:00 to 4:30. The park grounds
are open year round from sunrise to sunset. We are also open
on state recognized holidays. Please call the park at 707-847-4777
regarding updated information and park hours.
For tours and programming please contact us at 707-847-4777 or