Sutter’s Fort

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In the heart of Midtown, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park captures the pioneer spirit of families arriving in wagon trains at the dawn of the California Gold Rush. John Sutter built the Fort and his agriculture empire, was critical in the rescue of the tragic Donner Party and served as a diplomat with the Mexican government until it all came crashing down in 1848. A fascinating place to visit for history field trips, kids and adults.

Visitor Information
Annual Events
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Visitor Information

Visitor Information


  • Open 10:00AM to 5:00PM daily
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Adult Admission: $5
  • Youth Admission: $3 (Ages 6 to 17)
  • Children 5 and Under Free

On special interpretive program days fees are $7 for adults and $5 for youth.

Prices subject to change, please contact Sutter’s Fort for most current pricing.



Park Guide


Historic Sites Visitor Guide

Annual Events

  • Sacratomato Festival
    July 2016
  • Haunted Fort
    October 2016
  • A Simple Emigrant Christmas
    December 12, 2015

Upcoming Events