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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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Nice small museum

On our visit it was awfully hot which cut into our visit. However. The set up is good. Most of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anna H
via mobile
Great history lesson

I love history and was the most excited out of my family to attend this historic park. In the end I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
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Recreation of John Sutter's fort.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816-5613
+1 916-445-4422
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On our visit it was awfully hot which cut into our visit. However. The set up is good. Most of the rooms had auditory accompaniment which was a good addition. The sample of the rooms were well displayed. Some areas had access to rooms as...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love history and was the most excited out of my family to attend this historic park. In the end I think the whole family enjoyed their time at Sutter's fort. When in the area and have the time Sutter's Fort is worth a visit!

Thank rwheeler1977
Reviewed 4 days ago

For a cheap $5 admission fee, step into the grounds of this restored historic fort, originally built by John Sutter, that gives a glimpse into the very beginnings of Sacramento and the development of California in the early 19th century. Enter the various rooms and...More

Thank Akisato S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though it was hot today the employees working at the fort really engaged with the visitors to tell the story of John Sutter. It was great to see my son (11) see how people lived w/o the video games & AC!! He really liked the...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is a restoration that was done quite some time ago. The outer big square had to be entirely rebuilt. A central structure was restored from the original building. Most of the tour is accomplished by walking up to the doors of the rooms...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of California's most historic sites. Best to visit on a Hands on History Day (3rd Saturday of the Month in most cases). Docents in period dress provide significant information and bring the fort to life.

Thank 900msw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here is a history buff's pleasant discovery place. This is Sacramento's claim to fame, the fort the helped defend Sacramento and James Marshall went to the next Town of Coloma and discovered gold. As the story goes, now you know the rest of the story....More

Thank tmeebg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admissions is incredibly free ( you do have to pay for parking on the street ). Once inside the Fort there are many separate rooms. At almost every room there are exhibits and the Self-guided audio tells about the significance of each room. The Audio...More

Thank jephm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sutter's Fort is about the history of Sacramento. They have displays related to the gold rush and even have the doll that was pinned to the dress of a child when the Donner party was rescued. Sometimes they fire the cannon, make rope or have...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We unfortunately visited Sutter's Fort when it was well over 100+ degrees outside. Despite the uncomfortable weather, we managed to gain a lot of insight to Sutter's Fort's history and the gold rush that followed with the recordings that would come on when you enter...More

Thank zwilliams
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13 September 2016|
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Response from Maggi330 | Reviewed this property |
Admission: Adults $5, Youth $3, (ages 5 to 17), Children under five are free. Special event pricing can apply, please contact Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (916) 445-4422 for pricing updates.