19005 Coast Highway One
Jenner, CA 95450
Days and Hours Of Operation
Open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
DescriptionFort Ross was established in 1812 by Russians as an outpost for sea otter hunters and a permanent trade base. None of the original fort structures remain, however several buildings have been reconstructed: the first Russian Orthodox chapel south of Alaska, the stockade, and three other buildings, including the Commander’s House, which contains exhibits of the Russian-American Fur Company and the Russian occupation.
There is no food available at Fort Ross, so you should bring lunches and/or snacks along with you. There are picnic tables near the parking lot, in the orchard near the Call House, and in the fort compound itself. There are stores in Jenner, and also north of the park about two miles.
Getting ThereLocated near Bodega Bay in Jenner.
SFKids Tips*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
*This is a great place for school groups.
*The Harbor Seal pupping season is March to end of May.
*The California Gray Whale may be seen off the coast between the months of December and April.