Fort Cross is a family owned and operated outdoor education center for all ages, with a focus on hands-on activities. Originally centered around living history, we now also offer programs and private events that involve music, art, survival skills, team building, and agriculture workshops.
Not just for kids! Events for all ages welcome!

We are located in the Julian area, nestled in the beautiful mountains of
San Diego County.

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Next Events:

Regular Weekend Activities

Saturdays and Sundays
-cancelled until further notice-

Lilac Festival!
April 4 - 19, 2020

Saturdays and Sundays
-lilacs available for purchase when they're ready at this point, but event is cancelled until further notice-

Check the Events Page for more information on upcoming events!

Questions? Please leave us a message on our Contact Page.


Join us for Fun Weekend Activities!
1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays & Sundays
Prepaid reservations required
Activities open to the public!

Meet Jesse and Doreen Cross in this Educational Field Trip promo video!

2019 Lilac Festival featured on the Fox 5 Morning Show with Tabitha Lipkin!

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Come see what kind of fun, hands-on, educational activities your students can participate in!

As we grow, so will our event offerings!

Let us help you plan your next birthday party!

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Country Hoedown

Who doesn't love a hoedown? It's the great equalizer at any event!

Our very own dance caller and music man extraordinaire can accommodate all of your hoedown and hootenanny needs!

Check out all the picture glory of what we are all about!


We've got pictures of all sorts of events that we've done over the years & are excited to show you a glimpse of what we do, and the fun we have!