Fort Ross State Historic Park Walking Tour

 
Detail Small-group tour
Detail Step back in time on a history tour
Detail Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Detail Family friendly
Detail Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Detail Get inside tips from a local
Detail Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Detail Duration: 60 minutes
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Russian Settlement in California
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Description
Over this hour long informative guided tour of Fort Ross, you will learn about the Native Americans who lived on this land for centuries, the Russians and Alaska Natives who built the settlement, and about the American Ranch Era which followed the departure of the Russians. You'll also have the chance to see and learn more about the marine mammals off our coast.

Pickup & Return:
Visitor Center, Fort Ross State Historic Park.
Departure Times: 11:00 AM

  • Meet at Fort Ross State Historic Park Visitor Center: Prior to beginning the tour at 11am, it is highly recommended that you independently tour museum (staff available for questions), view introductory film (18 min.), visit gift shop and restrooms (total 30 minutes)
  • Guided walking tour from Visitor Center to Fort Compound: Learn about different historic neighborhoods (Alaska Native, Kashia, and Russian) of Settlement Ross (15 minutes)
  • Guided introduction to historic Fort Compound (10 minutes)
  • Guided tour inside National Landmark historic Rotchev House and replica Fur Warehouse (20 minutes)
  • Following guided tour, independently tour other fort buildings, linger on our scenic ocean bluff, possibly visiting Sandy Beach Cove, Fort Ross Cove and/or the historic Fort Ross cemetery nearby.
  • Continue the loop trail heading north from the fort along Old Highway 1, passing by the early American Ranch era "Call House," possibly seeing harbor seals hauled out on rocks below, and then visiting the Fort Ross Windmill.
  • Return to Visitor Center and parking lot.

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Includes:
  • Tour escort/host
  • Local guide

Does not include:
  • Entrance Fee of $8 fee per car required by California State Parks

Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The Visitor Center only sells pre-packaged snacks so if you plan to stay for lunch it's suggested that you bring a picnic. ADA compliant trails and picnic seating are available.
  • Multi-lingual guide; English or Russian available
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Vacations Made Easy believes that your tour experience should be convenient, therefore we offer hotel pick-up options that pick you up as close to your hotel as possible. Depending on the tour and amount of attendants, you may have to walk a short distance to the pick-up point.
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