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!

January 17, 2015

Hands on History: Trappers, Traders and Treaties


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February 21, 2015

Hands on History: By Land and By Sea



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Events and Exhibits


10 – Girl Scouts (afternoon session)

17 – HOH: Trappers, Traders and Treaties



07 – Sacramento Museum Day

21 – HOH: By Land and By Sea



21 – HOH: Hard Working Women on the Frontier



11- Girl Scouts

17 - 19 – HOH: Traders Faire (Sac’s 1st Mall)



09 – Girl Scouts

16 – HOH: Community of Many Faces



20 – HOH: War in California



11 – Girl Scouts

18 – HOH: Mining the Miners (Was there Gold at Sutter’s Fort?)




15 – HOH: Kids Fun on the Frontier



19 – HOH: Wagons West



10/4 – 10/10 – Trapper’s Camp (Red Bluff)

10/12 -10/17 – Trapper’s Camp (Colusa)

23 & 24 – Haunted Fort



*14 – Girls Scouts

21 – First Person Event (The Real Life in Sutter’s Fort 1846)

21 – Candle Light Tours (Evening)



12 – HOH: A Simple Emigrant Christmas



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