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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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Old Timey Fun

They had demonstrations of 19th century crafts and skills. Shot off a cannon. Great for young and old.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

They had demonstrations of 19th century crafts and skills. Shot off a cannon. Great for young and old.

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South Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This fort is located in the heart of town. There is plenty of paid parking around. You can walk around the park and look into some rooms to see how life was at the fort. Other rooms you can walk into. There are docents in period dress discussing and demonstrating their trade. You learn why the fort was built and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Interesting to see what it was like but then. Particularly seeing the kids all dressed up and learning in an interactive way

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Sacramento, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

children are bored after 10 minutes. Mostly school children visit this a place as a mandatory school trip. Better to go tio the Capitol a few blocks away and walk around or go to Old Sacramento and get a t=shirt

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

For a small admission of $5 this is a great place to go for a dose of California history. You only need an hour to see the whole place. They give you a map of the fort and you peak into each "shop" area (coopers shop, blacksmith shop, gunsmith shop, etc). At each stop they have a recording that gives... More 

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Oakhurst, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

One dedicated volunteer spent lots of time telling us stories of the restoration, which was lovely. Otherwise, a drab setting with a poorly told story for the average visitor. Musty, moldy air even though the rooms are reproductions! Only one original building and a fairly good display of Sutter's office. This site is missing a good overview that will help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Nice to visit here and the State Indian museum. Both in the same park. Very large park to sit and read a book or have a picnic and watch the ducks.

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RIVERSIDE, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Worth the time and the $5 admission. Good information on Early Americana and California. Educational and interesting. One thing.... The day I was there-today April 25, there were many many homeless sleeping on the grounds. Very sad and disturbing.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Sutter's fort gives you an idea of early Sacramento history - it is worth the trip - you might also try going up to Coloma which is where gold was discovered. John Sutter is a key figure in the early history of the city - he was important but not an especially good businessman.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

When we were there, several schools were also there and lots of kids running around. But even better was the fact that there were lots of staff explaining all the various exhibits and the history of the fort. Was really interesting and we not only had a great time but learned a lot about the gold rush.

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