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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Red Bluff, California
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Davis, California, United States
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Longview, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The fort was an enjoyable place to visit and was not at all busy the day we were there. It is well done and a good place to go for a view into the past and how difficult life was at that point in time.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife and I are both teachers and always like to visit historical sites of all kinds. Sutter's Fort was a nice stop. The only criticism would be that not all of the recordings at every station on the self guided tour worked, nor were the station numbers on any map they gave us; this made it difficult to get... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Worth a visit, audio element makes it interesting. A glimpse of history during the Gold Rush. Interesting to read about Sutter's shenanigans!

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Additional Information about Sutter's Fort

Address: 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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