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Sutter's Fort

Address: 2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone Number: 916 445 4422
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Ranked #14 of 74 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Recreation of John Sutter's fort.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Recreation of John Sutter's fort.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the self-guided tour of this important part of Sacramento and CA history. The rooms are outfitted as they would have been in the period represented.

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Visalia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Was enjoyable a lot of people were time dressed to fit the period. Wasn't a whole lot to do, no real layout that says go this way. I would do it for knowledge.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This area is something that everyone should check out. It doesn't take a lot of time and there are little areas that have costumed figures that 'talk' about their experiences. Kids love it because it captures their attention, plus there is a big lawn area to run off their energy. Don't forget the Indian Museum just outside Fort but on... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Sutter's Fort provides some history about one of California's first pioneers, but it is geared towards grade schoolers. If I wanted something more mature, then I would just as easily pass it for the following: State Capitol FREE hourly tour - best in Sacramento CA Railroad Museum in OldSac Crocker Art Museum Stanford Home Governors Mansion

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san diego
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

There were quite a few display rooms, costumed orators, and very kid friendly. I was impressed, and enjoyed this very much. Lots of room for kiddos to run about and keep there interest too.

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Sacramento, California
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26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I went with a class from Sacramento Country Day School (the finest college preparatory school in Sacramento). We dressed, lived, worked and ate like the 49'ers (the Gold Rush pioneers -- not the NFL team). The Fort's docents were excellent and made for the perfect "immersion" in California history. Yes, the Fort is great to visit as part of a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My son and I made a trip to Sutter's Fort and enjoyed it. We have seen only a few actors and not much demonstration. But one can learn a lot about Sacramento's past. Worth a visit. It might be more interesting during summer, we visited in October.

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Sacramento
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Surfers fort is well worth the visit. Many buildings and artifacts to view. There is also an Indian museum on the grounds outside the fort. Sutters fort in the old days was the only dry spot in Sacramento when the winter rains came.

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Being in the exact spot where Sacramento began is very exciting, when you visualize what all is outside the walls. We need to see how a place starts.

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Sacramento
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Take a trip back in time. Discover the men who discovered gold in them thar hills, and their way of life. One can only imagine what life was like back in the 1800's, and Sutter's fort helps the imagination along. Old oaken barrels, horse tack, cannon, and other essentials of life are on display in a fantastic, original setting. In... More 

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