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Address: 2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone Number: 916 445 4422
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Description: Recreation of John Sutter's fort.

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A Rite of Passage

Just guessing here, but Sutter's Fort is a place people who live in Sacramento eventually visit. It's close, it's cheap, it doesn't take much time and it's fun to walk through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Just guessing here, but Sutter's Fort is a place people who live in Sacramento eventually visit. It's close, it's cheap, it doesn't take much time and it's fun to walk through. We sometimes forget that at one time, this fort we're walking through was Sacramento and John Sutter, a fellow who, the more you get to know him, the more... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Sutter's Fort is the first place people lived in Sacramento. The organizers have tried to make it a "living history" museum--blacksmith shops, etc.--but it was quite dated and the physical structures were crumbling. At the moment it is closed for a long due remodeling. Not sure when it'll reopen--best to check its web site.

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went on July 4 when docents were dressed in period costumes and were engaged in activities of the day. The mechanics of the cannon firing was well-explained as was spinning of wool and firing and creation of implements on the forge. Great experience for anyone to gain an appreciation of life before technology.

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Davis, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

There isn't a lot to see here, but what there is to see is definitely worthwhile. This is California history made real, especially when the costumed performers reenact their roles to the tee.

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Red Bluff, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We learned a little history, seeing some of the things that Sutter and his party used during the times they were living at the fort. If you are into local history of the Sacramento area, this is a good stop for you.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Although there are always classes of children on tours, it is fascinating for adults too. The docents dress in costume and recreate skills and tasks of the era. Well worth a visit to both the museum and the grounds; also wander over to the California State Indian Museum.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My family has been coming here for over 40 years. It a great place to learn about the early days of Sacramento.

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Suisun City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an excellent place to learn about Sacramento before it was Sacramento. Displays around the fort are accompanied by interpretive recordings which describe past events and make these events feel more real than reading a sign. You don't even need to push a button... just walk up to the display and the recording starts. Took us a little under... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Step back to the time of John Sutter. Sutter's Fort located in Midtown Sacramento is a great place to learn about California's history. During the school year 4th graders learning California history get the opportunity to participate in the living history. I you have the time it is worth the trip.

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Apple Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visited the Fort over 20 years ago. It was great memories for our children...now taking their kids (grandkids). We were disappointed that the demonstrations of the life in the fort is now only one weekend a month. Also we found out the Fort will close for a 10 week renovation right in the middle of summer. Not very customer... More 

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Address: 2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone Number: 916 445 4422
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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