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Sutter's Fort

2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816
916 445 4422
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Ranked #13 of 70 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Recreation of John Sutter's fort.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Recreation of John Sutter's fort.

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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CA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Good cheap historical visit. Stopped by while passing through Sacramento. Spent an hour... Was a little rushed because they were going to close. Didn't need to pay for admission since they were close to closing. Good for elementary kids especially if they learned a bit of CA history in school. A visit here will reinforce what the teachers taught them.

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Sacramento, California
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you like taking your family or group on trips to historical / educational places then Sutter's Fort is a good place to go. You really get the feel for the old west in this authentic fort plus it is near other great sight seeing in the Sacramento area.

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Sacramento
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Three of us, one in a wheelchair, went to Sutter's Fort just to see "Dolly", Patty Reed's doll, who had just been restored and returned to the museum. Dolly is only 4 inches tall and was smuggled in Patty Reed's apron pocket when absolutely everything that was not essential had to be jettisoned, during the Donner Party's trek across the... More 

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Oakridge, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great place to understand the story of Sacramento and California before and during the Gold Rush. Lot's of volunteer docents who take the time to interact with you and tell the story of Sutter's Fort. This should be free but with California State Parks there is always a charge.

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OLYMPIA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The old fort has an interesting history of a man who was planning settlement but got more than he expected. It is nice that historical places like this have been preserved.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

In downtown Sacramento and entire block is dedicated to presenting California history. There are a variety of rooms along the inner borders of the fort that exhibit different areas of historical interest. There are docents dressed in period costumes to give a "first-hand" explanation of the areas. Great exhibits and entertaining docents. I even liked the gift shop! They had... More 

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