Located in the heart of Midtown Sacramento, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park has been part of the California State Park system since 1947, and is both a California Historical Landmark and a National Historic Landmark.
Set in 1846, Sutter's Fort preserves important California history and tells the story of the many cultures that inhabited Sutter’s Fort and the surrounding areas during the 1840s - including Mexican Citizens of Alta California, the emigrating Europeans and American pioneers, and Native Americans. The park is known as a Living History Museum.
The park has annual attendance of over 100,000 each year, and nearly half of those visitors are children who visit Sutter’s Fort to experience educational programs. Visitors may navigate Sutter's Fort at their own pace, and audio tours are offered in English, German, Japanese and Spanish.
Sutter's Fort has many areas to explore, including:
- Carpenter Shop
- Vaquero room
- Trade Store
- Weaving room
- Beehive Oven
- Cooper's Shop
There are also many historic artifacts to view, including the famous Patty Reed doll that helps tell the story of the Donner Party.