In the heart of Midtown Sacramento, 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 agricultural 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!


July 4-5, 2015

Sutter’s Fort Celebrates 4th of July Weekend With a Bang

Community is Encouraged to Visit Fort 

Before it Closes for One Month for Needed Renovations 


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present special celebratory activities sure to grab the attention of guests who visit the Fort over the 4th of July holiday weekend, July 4 & 5, 2015.   Black powder demonstrations of muskets, rifles and other historic fire arms will be offered periodically throughout the day on Saturday and the crowd-favorite firing of Sutter’s cannon is scheduled at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday.


In addition to the weapon demonstrations and “big booms” happening both days of the holiday weekend, guests will be treated to readings of the US and Bear Flag Declarations of Independence plus docents in period attire will perform and help Fort visitors participate in interpretive activities such as gold panning, laundry duties and using a carry-yoke to haul water. 


The 4th of July holiday weekend is a perfect time for interested guests to visit Sutter’s Fort SHP before it is closed to the public for renovations for one month beginning on July 13, 2015.


Due to ongoing restoration of Sutter’s Fort SHP all dates are subject to change and/or cancelation.

2701 L Street
Sacramento CA, 95816
(916) 445-4422


Sutter's Fort will be closed for restoration

July 13 - August 12, 2015

Please visit our Fort Restoration tab for updates


Open 10 a.m. To 5 p.m.
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