Sacramento and the Gold Country Sights

Sutter's Fort

  • 2701 L St. Map It
  • Midtown
  • Historic District/Site

Published 11/12/2015

Fodor's Review

German-born Swiss immigrant John Augustus Sutter founded Sacramento's earliest Euro-American settlement in 1839. Audio speakers give information at each stop along a self-guided tour that includes a blacksmith's shop, bakery, prison, living quarters, and livestock areas. Costumed docents sometimes reenact fort life, demonstrating crafts, food preparation, and firearms maintenance.

Sight Information


2701 L St., at 27th St., Sacramento, California, 95816, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5 most days, $7 on interpretive program days
  • Mon.–Sun. 10–5

Published 11/12/2015


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