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Fort Ross State Historic Park, Jenner

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4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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  • So, we paid $8 USD to park our car and enter the grounds. The park ranger notified us that the park is almost pet friendly as there were specific places that dogs are allowed. The Fort Ross Historic P...  read more »
  • Interesting history about this Russian fort, expect to spend at least an hour checking everything out. A little bit of walking from parking lot to Fort, but pretty level and concrete paths the whole w...  read more »
  • Our 3 year old could run around inside the fort. They can enter many of the buildings and wander around. There is a fun treasure hunt for the kids. Our daughter got a great poster. Make sure the kids ...  read more »
  • I love this place. You guys really helped me out when I got lost in the forest with my service dog. Your gift shop staff was helpful, informative, and friendly, and your Cultural Interpreter was really cool. I did a tour of the park after you guys closed. I am happy you are keeping the history of Russian immigration alive. Thank you for your time and effort, and keep up the good work.
  • Fort Ross was abandoned by the Russians because they tried to establish a colony in the American Native Mexican Land. The land was full of Spanish and Native Mexican people. The Russians attempt to establish a colony was unsuccessful. They failed because they did not have the skills to work the land and they did not speak the language. The land did not belong to them, and they built some primitive buildings. They were very unsuccessful and got depressed and tired so they were looking for a buyer. The Russian tried to sell the Mexican land to the Mexican Government, the Mexican Government laughed. They sold the Primitive buildings to an American immigrant to California, J.Sutter, who bought Fort Ross 1841 with an unsecured note for $ 30,000. That he never paid. Russian were very unsuccessful and so they abandoned the failing Colony. Fort Ross Represents the failing Russia Stockade, they failed because the Spanish and Mexican people were there before they settled on California.
  • I was surprised to discover the place (I had limited expectations). With the right weather (important assumption) the place is really nice! coast, forest, fort, history explained, etc. Had a great time there
  • First of all, Highway #1 is a great experience itself - scenic road, high cliffs above the ocean, beautiful green hills all along the way. Fort Ross is a wonderful piece of California history, dating back to the year 1812. A few buildings are original, while most of the others are replicas (pretty good ones, though). All the structures are well-maintained; the parking lot is spacious, and easy to access from Highway #1. Visitor's center has a really nice museum and a gift shop. Rangers are very friendly.
  • Beautiful place to visit over the weekend. Well maintained and they have small museum on site. View over the Russian fort, ocean and chilly winds.
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