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Address: 2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone Number: 916 445 4422
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Recreation of John Sutter's fort.

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Nice park, well-presented history

Before leaving Sacramento, my wife and I decided to picnic outside Sutter's Fort and then tour the fort. Very well laid out fort and exhibits, with lots of rooms set up as they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Watsonville, California
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Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I thought visiting Sutters Fort would be a nice adventure. It was. Though small and easy to walk through in little more than an hour, it's a great history lesson. The Fort lifestyle is very well depicted. You come away with great respect for those who lived in these quarters. Try to go on a cooler day... More 

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Monterey, California
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I fell in love with live exhibits. Made feel those days. We saw both firing gun and cooking time. This is a must for Sacramento traveler.

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Watsonville, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Before leaving Sacramento, my wife and I decided to picnic outside Sutter's Fort and then tour the fort. Very well laid out fort and exhibits, with lots of rooms set up as they would have been 150 years ago, and recordings covering the use of and interesting factoids about the stuff in each room. Several very friendly and knowledgeable docents... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I've been to Sutter's Fort a few times in 30 years. I always find it fascinating to see how the settlers of California lived. I took my son and he really enjoyed it.

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Redding, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Check out The history of the area, the natives and state Indian museum, the place was and is still like it was in the early and late 1800s. Too cool and educational to not visit, stay as long as you want, or just breeze thru it, either way you will learn about the "OLD WILD WEST" Right in the center... More 

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The place is well kept up with knowledgeable staff. Despite the hassle and bussel of the city that surrounds it you get a feeling of the what it was like years ago. It is a great piece of California history and glad it is nicely preserved. I am a California railroad museum member (in Sacramento) and my card has a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Good value for the self guided tour. Learned some facts about the evolution of the Fort, the services it provided and the people who worked there and that are not included in the history books. Quite interesting. The grounds were well maintained, plants identified and the staff very pleasant and willing to answer questions. Clean bathrooms.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a cute little place. It's a nice way to spend the afternoon. They also blew off the cannon while we were there. We also got to use the weaving machine. All the docents are great and very knowledgeable. I believe it was $5 per person cash. We had 7 people, so this really added up. I would say... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ok, I gave this venue a "very good" review because I love living history. Sutter's Fort offers living history days - also known as Hands on History - where volunteers dress in authentic clothing and conduct their "business" as it was in the mid 1800's - there are blacksmiths, bakers,shopkeepers, etc. all within the "fort. The fort is open year... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As an Easterner accustomed to lots of Revolutionary and Civil War historic sites, I've become very interested in the history of the American West. One site that especially intrigued me was Sutter's Fort in Sacramento. Easily accessible from the city's center, the fort manages nonetheless manages to provide insight into the early history of California and its non-indigenous settlers (The... More 

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