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Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park

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Address: 2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816
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+1 916-445-4422
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recreation of John Sutter's fort.

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Infomative trip back in time.

Sutters Fort takes you back in time, to the 1850s, when the Fort was active. Lots of great opportunities to peak into rooms with exhibits or living history detailing life during... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sutters Fort takes you back in time, to the 1850s, when the Fort was active. Lots of great opportunities to peak into rooms with exhibits or living history detailing life during the gold rush.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for my child's field trip. It was very neat to see people dressed up in character and acting out how life would have been back in the 1800's. I'd recommend coming earlier in the day before it gets too warm since there is not too much shade around. The kids can interact and participate in the various activities... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see how buckets are made, how life was at the beginning of California. I was there in August though, no shade to hide in, very hot!

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Sacramento, CA, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have any desire to develop your, your kids, and/or your grandkids' appreciation for the lifestyle of our Settlers, GET to Sutter's Fort in Sacramento!! The displayed living and working quarters, along with the recorded information, are surprisingly GREAT!! We were very pleasantly surprised by the response of our various generations, most of whom don't get that "The Old... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This fort is the first settlement of California in the 1800's. Take the opportunity to visit when they have enactment's of the setttlement with people dressed up like they use to. There is a Indian museum on the grounds outside of the fort but is not always open always check ahead of time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

The grounds are lovely around the fort with well - maintained gardens, nice walking paths and a lovely bridge crossing a small pond with water fountains and resident ducks. This is a good gathering place for small festivals, a picnic or a trip into the fort itself. Go and enjoy.

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Jackson, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Sutter's Fort is one place we never tire of visiting. Its exhibits are easy to access and it is a treat when schools are there "living" the Old West. It is a must see when in Sacramento!

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El Cajon, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Yes, it's interesting to a point, but not something we would do again. Most of our time was spent in the gift shop while granddaughter shopped for some memorabilia. Just not that much to see here.

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Rome, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a cold rainy day but still enjoyed our visit. Much of the fort is a reconstruction but the site is impressive and tells the story of sites' history. There were many re-enactors dressed in period costume. A special treat was the group of school children who were spending the night. They were also dressed in costumes and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Love taking visitors to Sacramento to the museum. It's most fun during the season when they have history events going on, but you can still do a self guided tour and enjoy the location. Even have a fun little gift store.

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