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Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, Sacramento

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
The site of the first European settlement in the region and resting place for many travelers who were headed west, Sutter's Fort State Historic Park recalls the pioneering spirit of the California Gold Rush's early years. Founded in 1839 by John Sutter, the fortified structure has since been restored and today is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wander the grounds and view the adobe-style architecture of the central building (the only original surviving structure), which is surrounded by thick walls, defensive towers, and other buildings. Stop by the museum to view items owned by early pioneers who sought aid from the fort, including some from the infamous Donner Party. You can also join a guided tour to learn more about the history of the short-lived settlement, the region, and its residents. Plan to visit Sutter's Fort State Historic Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sacramento attractions using our Sacramento trip itinerary planner.
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  • 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...  read more »
  • They replicated the original fort and made it fit to the available property midtown by shortening the the perimeter. The old central building is the original main offices. The buildings along the insi...  read more »
  • Our tour group was there for an evening tour and then dinner. The in period docents were excellent. The exhibits are very good. The restored work areas are excellent. The buffet was good. 
  • Amazing place to visit! There's so much rich Sacramento history to explore and be a part of! The staff are very friendly and helpful too! There was a worker there named Ken who demonstrated to me how the Sutter's Fort settlers made buckets and barrels to carry water, wine, flour, and other goods. Anyone who visits Sacramento should definitely check this place out!
  • A very important part of California history. Every child hears about the CA gold rush. Here at Sutters Fort you can experience life as it was during the gold rush. This was actually a FORT and you can see the incredibly thick walls with gun turrets. I recommend all children come here to reinforce their schooling. This was very important to CA history. Young and old will learn something.
  • A bit overpriced for the hokey tour. But I learned that Sutter was a pretty shady character... Kind of weird that so much is named after him.
  • Sutter's Fort may be a Self guided Tour site but it is Well worth the visit. In fact in ways of enjoying your visit you can experience how life in the early days of Sacramento was like. And Recent and current ongoing Restoration has Enhanced the Fort to its Original Glory.
  • It's hard to believe that this Fort is so old. A cool place to go if you're not from Sacramento or you've never been!
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