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Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park

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Address: 2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816-5613
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Recreation of John Sutter's fort.

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Learned about California

Great visit to Sutter's Fort. Lots of reenactment going on with young kids dressed like pioneers. Great information about Sutter and Sacramento throughout the exhibits.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great visit to Sutter's Fort. Lots of reenactment going on with young kids dressed like pioneers. Great information about Sutter and Sacramento throughout the exhibits.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do visit for some interesting views into early California history and the period dressed volunteers conducting historic reenactments but you should know the true history. Johann (John) Sutter was a colorful character and maybe California's first scoundrel migrant completely motivated by money. Sutter abandoned his Wife and children in Helvetica to flee his financial ruin. He sailed to the Americas... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, many mistaken believe the fort was where gold was discovered. That would be at his mill, in Coloma, some distance away (something like 20-30 miles away). The history, and legacy of Sutter comes from the fort, and how much of Sacramento was established prior to the discovery of gold (in fact, the discovery, ironically enough, helped to financially... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Sutters Fort takes you back in time, to the 1850s, when the Fort was active. Lots of great opportunities to peak into rooms with exhibits or living history detailing life during the gold rush.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We visited for my child's field trip. It was very neat to see people dressed up in character and acting out how life would have been back in the 1800's. I'd recommend coming earlier in the day before it gets too warm since there is not too much shade around. The kids can interact and participate in the various activities... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

You can see how buckets are made, how life was at the beginning of California. I was there in August though, no shade to hide in, very hot!

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Sacramento, CA, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you have any desire to develop your, your kids, and/or your grandkids' appreciation for the lifestyle of our Settlers, GET to Sutter's Fort in Sacramento!! The displayed living and working quarters, along with the recorded information, are surprisingly GREAT!! We were very pleasantly surprised by the response of our various generations, most of whom don't get that "The Old... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This fort is the first settlement of California in the 1800's. Take the opportunity to visit when they have enactment's of the setttlement with people dressed up like they use to. There is a Indian museum on the grounds outside of the fort but is not always open always check ahead of time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The grounds are lovely around the fort with well - maintained gardens, nice walking paths and a lovely bridge crossing a small pond with water fountains and resident ducks. This is a good gathering place for small festivals, a picnic or a trip into the fort itself. Go and enjoy.

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Jackson, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Sutter's Fort is one place we never tire of visiting. Its exhibits are easy to access and it is a treat when schools are there "living" the Old West. It is a must see when in Sacramento!

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