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Fort Ross
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Reconstructed chapel at Fort Ross SHP.
Fort Ross State Historic Park is located in California
Nearest city: Fort Ross, California
Coordinates: 38°30′51″N 123°14′34″W / 38.51417°N 123.24278°W / 38.51417; -123.24278Coordinates: 38°30′51″N 123°14′34″W / 38.51417°N 123.24278°W / 38.51417; -123.24278
Built/Founded: 1812
Architect: Unknown
Architectural style(s): Other
Governing body: State
Added to NRHP: October 15, 1966
NRHP Reference#: 66000239


Fort Ross State Historic Park is a protected historic site in the U.S. state of California. It includes Fort Ross, the former Russian settlement, with the surrounding area comprising the immediate coastline and the redwood forest some distance inland. Most of the buildings of the site are reproductions. The one original structure remaining from the Russian settlement, the commander's house, is a designated National Historic Landmark.

California Department of Parks and Recreation as well as many volunteers put extensive efforts into restoration and reconstruction work in the Fort.

Since 2009 the park is under the risk of being closed due to state budget cuts. Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak petitioned in favor of the park, but governor Arnold Schwarzenegger promised nothing.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.  
  2. ^ "A symbol of Russian history at risk in California", By Judy Lin (AP) – Sep 12, 2009, retrieved Sep 23, 2009

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