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Sutter's Fort

2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816
916 445 4422
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Ranked #15 of 96 attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Recreation of John Sutter's fort.
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Gold River, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Many school children have stayed overnight simulating the days of Sutter. A good look at the past ...enjoy it with your family. Cooler days are the best

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Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I don't understand why Sutter's Fort is only 15th in the list of places to visit in Sacramento. We found it offered much more than some of the other suggestions. A word of caution - this is not a military installation. (Our grandson was a little disappointed by that.) It is more a community founded by Sutter behind fortlike walls... More

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West Sacramento, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a small fort, but it really takes you back, I've lived in Sacramento for over 8 years now and really enjoyed it for my first visit a few months back. The layout and upkeep are really good. You can still smell them baking. I really recommend it for visitors or people like me that haven't even thought about... More

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Sacramento
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Sutter's Fort is mainly a recreation, though the center building is original. If you're looking for a fun and relaxing day then Sutter's Fort is a great place to just look around and learn a little bit more about the Gold Rush era and the history of the fort. The park is run by California State Parks and the employees... More

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Fairfield, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love history so this is my kind of place. I read that in the late 1800's they were going to demolish it but now it's a historical landmark. They have a cute little gift shop and you can stay as long as you want. My favorite part was getting to see the adorable doll that belonged to the little... More

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Launceston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

One of the highlights of our whole trip! Incredible slice of history well kept. Though it sits in busy suburbia today, after immersing ourselves in this musemn for an hour or two, we walked out with a clear sense of the area during those pioneer days. A true treasure for California.

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Sacramento, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Bang! Wow! That was a cannon. The new settlers must be arriving. Learn all about how Sacramento was founded....everyone was not looking for gold. But to service those that were and needed a turnip of two to take along to make some stew, you could buy one for $6.00! In 1849...$6.00!

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London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Normally I avoid places when the school parties are there. However, by chance we went to Sutter's Fort on a school visit day and I was so pleased. Wow, those teachers brought the place alive for everyone. It really gives you an idea of what early California must have been like, not that many generations ago. The central building is... More

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Northern California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I went by myself as my husband was in a meeting. Had always wanted to see this historic location. The displays are done very well and the story is connected well. I think that if its crowded, it would be hard to hear the audio that explains the story. By myself, it was fine. A very peaceful location and there... More

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Granite Bay, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have lived in the Sacramento area for 14 years and had never visited Sutter's Fort. My nephew just graduated with a BA in History and wanted to go, so we went on a Tuesday. It was our lucky day! There were many school groups having field trips so docents/volunteers in costume were in the bakery, the blacksmith shop, the... More

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