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.

5/12 Tour by Chocolate at Sutter's Fort

In our delicious inaugural tour, guests were treated to a 1 hour evening walking tour of Sutter's Fort. During the walking tour, our talented Fort staff, volunteers and docents took guests to 6 areas of Sutter's Fort to learn about interesting connections to chocolate! As you learn about these often unknown pieces of Sutter's Fort history, guests sampled  16 different chocolate treats, including many locally made products. At the end of the tour, guests enjoed a slice of chocolate cake! 

Sponsors of the 2018 tour generously donated chocolates to be sampled during the tour. Thank you sponsors! 

Cru Chocolate specially made Mexican blend drinking chocolate with corn and spices

Endorfin Chocolates (Turkish Coffee BarDark Chocolate with Pink SaltCoconut Mylk chocolate bar

Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates

Tombo Toffee (Burbon and Cayenne Pepper

Z. Cioccolato (Earthquake Fudge and Irish Coffee Fudge




Guided evening tours at Sutter's Fort are a rare treat- only one other evening tour is offered each year (our beloved Candlelight Tours held every November). 

All proceeds from this event support the ongoing efforts of the Friends of Sutter's Fort, a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization who works every day to provide critical funding for the educational programming, and restoration efforts at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park.



Please contact Linsey Fredenburg Humes, Executive Director of the Friends of Sutter's Fort at 916-323-7626 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions regarding Tour by Chocolate.

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8/11: Playing the Past, Girl Scout Program

The purpose of this event is to provide an educational interpretive program that meets the needs of Girl Scouts USA. Girl Scouts and non-scouts will enjoy a 2 ½ hour program at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park and learn about life as a pioneer including crafts, games, clothing, wagon travel, and more in order to earn their "Playing the Past" badge. After the program ends, you are more than welcome to stay and learn about the Fort via our self-guided audio tour. 

Online registration for this event has closed, but we still have spots available! To register for our April 14 session, please call Amber Sprock at 916-445-4422

2018 DATES

  • April 14 – 10:15am to 12:45pm- 
  • June 9 – 10:15am to 12:45pm
  • August 11 – 10:15am to 12:45pm
  • September 8 – 1pm to 3:30pm


  • $15 per scout. Program price includes admission for one scout, one adult, and a "Playing the Past" badge.
  • All registrations are non-refundable.
  • Non-scouts may also participate at the same price, registration is required.
  • Additional adults and non-participating siblings will be required to pay normal entrance fee at kiosk upon arrival.




 Badge requirements state that you must complete these five steps:

  1. Decide who you are
  2. Create a costume
  3. Experience daily life
  4. Have some old-fashioned fun
  5. Become your character

Steps 1 and 2 must be completed before your program day at the Fort. Please see the Girl Scouts USA badge requirements and how we fulfill those requirements.


  • Please meet at the Sutter's Fort kiosk (28th St between L St an K St) no later than 10am to check in.
  • No food or beverages other than water allowed inside the Fort.
  • This program will be held rain or shine so please dress accordingly.
  • Participants must wear closed toe shoes.
  • Scouts will receive a "Playing the Past" badge after the program from our Trade Store.

Please contact our Interpreter I, Amber Sprock, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or concerns regarding the Playing the Past program at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park.

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

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