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Sutter's Fort

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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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I remember coming here from the Bay Area with my elementary school class as part of a field trip many years ago. Back then a Fort did not mean much to me other than being scared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I remember coming here from the Bay Area with my elementary school class as part of a field trip many years ago. Back then a Fort did not mean much to me other than being scared from watching Western Movies on how they treated Native Americans (Indians) but watching the canon display was exciting. Going forward in time many years... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Like early American history? How did they live? What and how did they cook? Typical fort living quarters? How does a cannon sound? These and so many other questions answered in this living history fort from Sacramento's early history!! Schedule of re-enactors, including uniformed and mounted calvary, general store operator, blacksmith, weaver and others! Frequent stop for school day trips,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Here was the heart of the birth of what is now the nation's most populous state. It is well preserved and restored and offers a wonderful live historic lesson.

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Maywood, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

if you are a history buff, then this place is for you. there is quite a few things to see, it isn't expensive. make sure you bring plenty of quarters for meter parking around this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Located between K and L and 26-28th Streets. Open 10-5 daily. If you are coming any day except Sunday when parking is free, bring quarters. Meter parking on the streets surrounding. Admission is $5 on regular days, and $7 on days when special reenactment event days occur. There is a Gift Shop, but no place selling refreshments - food or... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Right now half of the fort is closed for remodel. No staff or exhibitions. Place was dirty and rundown. Was a waste of time and money

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Don't hesitate to pay the small fee for this state park. Docent demonstrations are worth the time and money. Best for kids 4th grade +. Don't miss the Indian museum of it is open. Usually the homeless folks stay away from here, but you may encounter one or two. Metered parking. Bring your lunch.

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west covina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Neat place to visit, staff is average at best but lots of history to listen and see, enjoyable but only if you have the extra time, not in my top 10 of sacramento things to see

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great place to see how hard things were in the late 1800s. History on how things were traded, how things were made to use for trade. Everyone helped make the meals and participate in everyday living. It's super incredible to learn about the history.

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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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