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Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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If you like history then you should visit

The exhibits explained a lot about the early days of settlement in the area and the importance of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve B
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Educational and Thorough

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

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Los Angeles, California
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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 3 weeks ago

The exhibits explained a lot about the early days of settlement in the area and the importance of this fort. Be sure and visit when you are in the area.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This is a place where you can spend as little or much time as you want or have and it will be worth it. It’s relatively inexpensive to get in and you can move around at your own pace. The exhibits are well laid out...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2018 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 October 4, 2018

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

Thank flyingmax
Reviewed October 3, 2018 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

Thank Emy014
Reviewed October 1, 2018

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 September 22, 2018

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 September 22, 2018 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.

Thank jswain84
Reviewed September 10, 2018

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

Thank wellsfam
Reviewed August 25, 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

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February 28, 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.
January 4, 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.
September 19, 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