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Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park

2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816-5613
+1 916-445-4422
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Sutter's Dream of America

The self-guided tour of this well preserved California historical landmark is an awesome... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Duane H
The Gold is Gone

As we were catching flight the next day and I had read the history of Sutter's Fort in my first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Noel J
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Recreation of John Sutter's fort.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816-5613
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The self-guided tour of this well preserved California historical landmark is an awesome educational experience. The audio narrations and historical information at each post are excellent. The docent in the upper room of the original central building shared fascinating stories of people and their activities...More

Thank Duane H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were catching flight the next day and I had read the history of Sutter's Fort in my first year German class, this was a must stop. It is too bad that Sutter never got any of the gold but he got its fame....More

Thank Noel J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to time our visit for the third Saturday of the month when they have their "Hands on History" day with docents in period clothing, displaying activities that would have happened at the fort. (weaving, baking, carpentry, blacksmith, and firing the cannon) My...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Sutter's Fort on our last day in Sacramento. It was very interesting and informative. The fort was redone to make it as it was in 1839-1850 and the audio in each room is excellent. A great day out for families.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here late afternoon for about an hour. The history of the fort was interesting. There are actors that portray the lifestyle of the 1840’s but we were too late to see them. The adults found the visit interesting but the kids were a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great historic fort in downtown Sacramento. The admission is very reasonable ($5 adults, $3 kids). There is an audio portion of the tour that repeats when you walk up to each exhibit. It’s about 2 hours to visit. Street parking is available but there...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Very interesting place to visit and learn about. Great historical spot. Growing up I had to do mission reports and this brought a lot of my reading to life - seeing how people lived back in the day. Great place for kids to learn.

2  Thank pnitake
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This well kept and very important historical place is a must see! Interesting and enjoyable for all ages, the living and working spaces of 1840s Californian pioneers in the trading and agricultural colony are wonderfully preserved and presented. There are lots of fascinating historic artifacts...More

1  Thank Will H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We did the self tour at Sutter’s Fort. They seem to have a lot more going on if you book an actual field trip. We walked through and saw everything we needed to see in about half an hour. Definitely worth a visit. I wish...More

1  Thank brookerenae
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

It'a $2,00 more per ticket when they have special activities but worth it. We took 5 grand-kids and each of them lead a favorite activity. One liked Sutter's office, another liked the candle-making demonstration, another liked the cooking class, and the other two liked the...More

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VirginiaNan
1 March 2018|
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Response from AlexWB38 | Reviewed this property |
There is metered parking on the street on most sides of the fort. We didn't have any trouble finding a spot and we were there mid-day in July.
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sherriec4
5 January 2018|
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Response from tmeebg | Reviewed this property |
We brought in water bottles and had no comments. I do not know if food or OTHER beverages are restricted. I believe the Indian Museum next door restricts food and drinks so it may apply as well. I will check.
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Response from Jimmy S | Reviewed this property |
With a New, Enhanced & Family-Friendly Format, Friends of Sutter’s Fort Proudly Presents “The Haunted Fort” on October 27-28 Also New This Year, B Street Theatre Company Performers To Add a Dramatic Flair to the Evening... More
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