Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

Sutter's Fort State Historic Park


Location:In midtown Sacramento between K and L Streets and 26th and 28th Streets.
Facilities:Restored fort, visitor center, exhibits, restrooms (é).
Activities:Guided and self-guided tours.
Special Features:Sutter's Fort was Sacramento's earliest settlement. John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant, received a 48,000-acre Mexican land grant in the Sacramento Valley in 1839 and used the land to create a flourishing agricultural empire. However, less than a decade after they were established, Sutter's properties were overrun by gold seekers and the fort is all that remains. The fort has been restored to its 1846 appearance.
Address:c/o Capital District, Historic Sites Sector
101 J St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone:916-445-4422
Fax:916-447-9318
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=485
Size: 5.8 acres.

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Touring Sutter's Fort State Historic Park ($2-$4; 2701 L St.
For these present-day visitors, history has somehow come to life at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park in the heart of urban Sacramento.

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