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Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park

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Address: 2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816-5613
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+1 916-445-4422
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Recreation of John Sutter's fort.

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rome, Georgia
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Rome, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sutter's Fort on December 29 with four adults and six kids. It cost $5 for adults and $3 for kids. The tour was self guided. Most of the rooms had a recording playing that explained what we were seeing. We thought it was interesting, but the kids got bored quickly. I'm glad we went, but I would have... More 

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massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

To visit this fort in the middle of bustling Sacramento is to get a real sense for how the west was settled. You have to imagine it as sitting in the middle of the empty frontier with nothing around for miles. The importance of this place is highlighted by the rebuilding effort that took place in the 1890's, a clear... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We only had just over an hour to spend here; wish we had a minimum of two hours. Lots to read, lots to see.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I came here as a 4th grade field trip, but live too far now, so I brought my now 4th grader. Kids were fascinated with "how things used to look" and thought it cool that one of the buildings is still original. I made them fill out the educational questionnaire; my kids weren't too thrilled about that, but they learned... More 

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Victorville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This state park is reasonable admission with docents wearing period attire! We were fortunate to be there when several ladies were eating their Thanksgiving meal they cooked in cast iron pans there!

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Hemet
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Having passed by this Park for years, it was good to finally visit and explore the place. Sutter's Fort has significance for anyone interested in the early history of California and it's change of governance as it changed over the years before becoming part of the U.S. It also lets you know that not everyone became rich because of the... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great for the kids - especially in 4th grade during CA State History teaching. Right in the heart of Sacramento.

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Sutter dreamed of creating an empire & it started with building this fort. His story unfolds as you go from room too room in this state historic park. You learn about Sutter & the many peole who lived in the fort during its existance.

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