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Sutter's Fort

2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816
916 445 4422
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Ranked #16 of 92 attractions in Sacramento
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Recreation of John Sutter's fort.
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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Sutter's Fort is the place where it all began. Now it looks odd with its white walls trying to keep out the hostile forces of the modern world that surrounds this place. The fort is always on the list of places the state plans to close to save money, which always brings an outcry because so many local 4th graders... More

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Suisun City, California
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Go on a Saturday or a Sunday when all of the volunteers are there demonstrating life in the mid 1800's. It is well worth the admission price if you want to see California history prior to the Gold rush. The fort, the life style and the amazing life of "captain" Sutter. Make sure that you ask questions of the volunteers... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A nice throwback in time to the days when people came to California to "settle" the area. It is an honest look back to the good and bad that came about from that period in time. Lots of crafts being made and chances for hands on experiences. Also, don't miss the Native American museum just outside the Fort's north wall.

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Tracy, California
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23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have been nearby a number of times but never made it to the Fort. As a teacher and student of history, I found it interesting but my six-year-old grandson was less than impressed. I think it has a lot of possibilities for living history activities and I will likely go back by myself.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Beautiful setting in downtown Sacramento. Admission seemed steep, but State Parks staff and docents made it well worth the price. They were very knowledgeable on area history and the role of the fort in the founding of Sacramento. Everyone in our party enjoyed the 2 hours we spent there. Docent Ralph in the leatherworking demo room is fantastic and an... More

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Gales Ferry, CT
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138 reviews 138 reviews
30 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Even thougyh much of it is a reconstruction, Sutter's Fort provides an interesting look back at California. We had heard a lot about the role players, but there were none. The audio presentation as you looked into many of the rooms were well done and many included words from Sutter's diary or those of others who lived at the fort.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Self-guided tour at your own pace, great if you love history. Gift store was awesome too. This was a marvelous, historical site and I recommend it to absolutely everybody.

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Sacramento
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16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Actually I rated it as average. Kind of interesting to see. Enjoyed peering into the reconstructed interiors here and there. Today on a Friday there were lots of school kids on field trips so be aware of that. The high point for them was looking out for rats in the old buildings. Would be a real nice place for a... More

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New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Sutter's Fort is a delightful anachronism - the Old West in the middle of modern Sacramento, easily accessible by anyone in the downtown/Capitol area. Although only the main building survived the Golf Rush, the rest of the fort was recreated/restored by the Native Sons of the Golden West in the late 19th Century. The Fort is provides that I believe... More

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Monterey, United States
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I visited the sutter fort old gold miners settlement and it was very interested to see how it used to be like when the gold rush started and how simply they used to live. It took me back in time.

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