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Sutter's Fort

Address: 2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone Number: 916 445 4422
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Ranked #15 of 176 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Recreation of John Sutter's fort.
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Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Recreation of John Sutter's fort.

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Newport Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Sacramento, California
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best time to visit Sutters Fort is during one of their Hands on History days. On these days, there are costumed docents who will tell you about life in the fort "in the old days". My boys loved going to these - especially the one with trappers camp. There is more to see and do on HOH days and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not for the little ones. Recommend teens and older. Docents and actors in period garb available. Not real exciting but a good history lesson about early California and the gold rush.

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Sacramento, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to Sutter's Fort frequently growing up (every time we had out of town company). It was interesting even then; but when I went back as an adult I was able to really appreciate the historic perspective from the Gold Rush era. I agree with another review that said it was similiar to other forts in other areas but... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The fort in the middle of town is interesting if you have a 1/2 hour or so that you want to spend exploring. The exhibits are dated and not too informative. There was not any one thing that seemed to stand out or make this museum memorable or much different than other similar forts.

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Gridley, California
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14 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I first visited Sutter's Fort with my 4th Grade Class, some years ago. I recently took my kids to the Outpost. It is still in great shape, and a must for kids around 9 or 10 years old. Everyone goes away from Sutter's Fort with a little more knowledge of the "Gold Rush Era". Make sure to take a picnic... More 

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Huntington Beach, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We enjoyed the self-guided tour of this important part of Sacramento and CA history. The rooms are outfitted as they would have been in the period represented.

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Visalia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Was enjoyable a lot of people were time dressed to fit the period. Wasn't a whole lot to do, no real layout that says go this way. I would do it for knowledge.

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