Sutter’s Fort is about to get a little spooky.
For just two nights–Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28–the Fort will open its doors after dark for a special “Haunted Fort” event. And this year an enhanced and family-friendly format as well as a partnership with B Street Theatre will bring a spirited treat for fort guests.
Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the dimly-lit Fort at their own pace during a rare shroud-in-darkness visit to the fort. Interactive stations will be set up throughout the Fort and guests will be able to interact with knowledgeable docents in period attire (who will share scary, spooky and sometimes disturbing details of pioneer life in the 1800s).
A new twist this year, a number of actors and actresses from B Street Theatre Company will perform short and spirited, Haunted Fort-themed vignettes several times each night in the Fort’s Distillery room. Appropriate for all ages, the engaging performances last 10-15 minutes and are included with event admission.
“The Haunted Fort” tickets are limited and guests are asked to choose tickets based on which B Street Theatre Company performance time is desired. Visitors are welcome to explore the Fort on a self-guided basis before or after their performance time anytime during the special event hours.
Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for youth and children ages 5 to 17. The evening begins at 6:45 with tickets purchasable at a 6:45, 7:45, or 8:45 tour. To purchase tickets in advance or to find out more information about “The Haunted Fort” or other events and activities happening at Sutter’s Fort SHP, please call 916-323-7626 or visit suttersfort.org.