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Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park

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Educational and Thorough

Glad we visited as this is a historic hidden gem to California’s history. My children studied this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Pleasant half day

There's historical significance to the fort which is self-discoverable through static displays with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Recreation of John Sutter's fort.
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2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816-5613
+1 916-445-4422
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we visited as this is a historic hidden gem to California’s history. My children studied this place in achiyanc it was remarkable to see it in person. The museum is well done with many recreated rooms of the time period when Sutter lived herre....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The importance of California in the American Experience and in today's economy can not be overstated. And this spot -- is where all that modern history started. The surprise is that it is so accessible, simple and enjoyable. If you have any interest in early...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's historical significance to the fort which is self-discoverable through static displays with auto-triggered audio. This was all lost on our toddler who had a good time anyway peeking into the rooms and interacting with the guides dressed in period outfits and doing period activities....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son read "Patty Reed's Doll" in school and really wanted to visit this site. There is a lot to see and it is a self-guided tour which is nice. Volunteers in the blacksmith shop were helpful and answered all of my son's questions. Best...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I have today visited Sutter Fort, on paying our entrance fee we were not informed today was a “training day “. We found the staff extremely rude and ignored questions we asked. When I looked inside the bakery the people inside actually...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly disappointing experience here. The staff were rude (multiple staff in multiple ways including language uses and how spoken to, and shutting doors on people). Felt as though we were not welcome for the whole experience.

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is the reconstructed fort, but that reconstruction was done in the nineteenth century so it's almost as historic as the original.

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Who knew that although gold was discovered nearby that Sutter had such and adventurous life. I visited Sutter's Fort as a child and was in Sacramento for a few days. So we went to visit the Fort. $5 admission for a self guided tour. There...More

Thank G I
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The state historic site is in a gentrifying neighborhood well east of downtown Sacramento. This is a replica of the original fort where the first settlers in the area lived and worked. You can do a nice self-guided tour listening to recorded passages about the...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed learning about the history of Captain Sutter and the role that he played in settling Sacramento. The fort is a place to visit to see what is still standing along with the organization and daily life the settlers had. There is a fee to...More

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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.
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.
19 September 2017|
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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