The Friends of Sutter’s Fort is a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization dedicated to the enhancement, preservation and protection of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, and educational and interpretive programs at the park. We are a Cooperating Association for California State Parks since 2006, although the history of our organization can be traced back to 1979.

Pioneer Dinners

The Friends of Sutter’s Fort are pleased to provide an outstanding unique opportunity for groups to experience Sutter's Fort - Pioneer Dinners! 

Looking for a unique dining experience in Sacramento?  Join us for one of our popular Pioneer Dinners and experience what life may have been like at Sutter's Fort in the 1840’s! 

Music at Pioneer Dinner


Pioneer Dinners are available for groups of 25 to 100 and are great for tour groups, associations and clubs who are looking to experience Sutter's Fort after hours. Its a great way to celebrate a special occasion, or to add a memorable experience to your visit to Sacramento. 

During each Pioneer Dinner guests are greeted at the large historic gates and are provided a brief introduction to the history of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. Once inside, guests can take a self-guided tour at their own pace. During the evening, guests will enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner, served buffet style under the open air of Sutter's Fort- where they will often be treated to a beautiful sunset. The Sutter’s Fort Trade Store will also be open for guests during the event. 

At each Pioneer Dinner guests are joined by experienced Sutter’s Fort  docent volunteers, dressed  in historic costume and ready to answer questions about Sutter's Fort and life in the 1840's. Depending on the group, they may be able to provide demonstrations such as butter churning, weaving or rope making. Occasionally one of our Blacksmiths may also pay a visit. 

Pioneer Dinners prices start at $55 per guest, which includes all taxes,fees and gratuity.

Groups have the option of adding services such as:

  • Alcohol Service with Bartender
  • Root Beer and Old Fashioned Soda Station
  • Old-Time Photo Station
  • Souvenir Glassware

If you would like more information about our Pioneer Dinners, or to book your event, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 916-323-7626. 

Pioneer Dinner   

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

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