Fort Ross State Historic Park, Jenner

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Fort Ross State Historic Park is a historical state park in Sonoma County, California, including the former Russian fur trading outpost of Fort Ross plus the adjacent coastline and native coast redwood forests extending inland. Fort Ross, active from 1812 to 1842, was the southernmost settlement in the Russian colonization of the Americas. The 3,393-acre (1,373 ha) park was established in 1909. The site is a Sonoma County Historic Landmark.
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  • A must see. Totally transforms your knowledge of the origins of the State of California. Plus, being an Orthodox Christian, it has very special significance. 
    A must see. Totally transforms your knowledge of the origins of the State of California. Plus, being an Orthodox Christian, it has very special significance.  more »
  • In the 1800's, the Russians established an outpost here, their southernmost. They built a fort as the Spanish controlled southern CA. Because of COVID, check to see what activities are going on... 
    In the 1800's, the Russians established an outpost here, their southernmost. They built a fort as the Spanish controlled southern CA. Because of COVID, check to see what activities are going on...  more »
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed! Historic place with a great view. Loved all the cannons and lookout spots. The gift shop was pretty cool. Good bathrooms! Very clean.
  • Very interesting piece of history, preserved and reconstructed near Bodega Bay, CA. #FortRoss was a settlement built by the Russian American Company in the 1820s to get supplies for its operations in Alaska. The compound was fortified with cannons and had a Managers residence, a Russian Orthodox Church and workshops. The Russians left the settlement in 1840s after the Hudson Bay company started supplying the Russians in Alaska. This is the farthest south that the Russians came to America. There is also a set of reconstructed Horse holding posts in Guadalajara Regional Park, constructed in the memory of Siberian craftsmen.

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