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!


Friends of Sutter’s Fort are pleased to present our annual “The Haunted Fort” lantern-lit walking tours. Based in fact -- but with a decidedly creepy twist -- the historic site will offer these special tour on two-evenings only on October 27 & 28, 2017.

Sutter’s Fort SHP was once a portal for weary pioneers and serves as the gateway to their restless spirits, who return to tell the tales of their lives and melancholy deaths at this special event. During these walking tours, daring visitors will visit darkened rooms and hear unusual and intriguing tales of how some of California’s early pioneers perished throughout history.

“The Haunted Fort” tours leave every 15 minutes from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and may not be appropriate for very young children. Advance tickets are recommended and cost $8 per adult and $6 for youth ages 8-17.

Not appropriate for children under 8. Tours are arranged in groups of 15 which does not allow for strollers.  If you require additional space to accommodate a mobility device, please contact us.

Please note that this is not a horror house, but the lantern lit tours can be startling and your travels through the Fort rooms can be uneven.  

This is not an opportunity for paranormal investigation and will not be permitted.  Guests who bring paranormal equipment on tours will be not be allowed to continue and tickets will not be refunded.  Thank you for your understanding.

Tickets for Haunted Fort will go on sale in October. 

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

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Open 10 a.m. To 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving,
Christmas and
New Year's Day
Adult Admission: $5
Youth Admission: $3 (Ages 6-17)
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