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!

Kids Teaching Kids













Kids Teaching Kids is a program that has grown from years of the children of Fort docents "growing up" at Sutter's Fort; generations have loved playing at the Fort in period clothing and creating wonderful atmosphere for our visitors.  Beginning in 2014, with a grant from the California State Parks Foundation, we have evolved the program to created greater roles for kid docents at the Fort, including teaching several stations in Scouts at the Fort as well as at some Pioneer Dinners, Hands on History and other events. Now kids can teach other kids about life as a pioneer child - with a young perspective.  

For more information about this growing program, how you can participate or support, please contact Lisa Mealoy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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



Important Note!

Sutter's Fort will be undergoing restoration

and will be open to the public,

although some access may be limited.


Please visit our Fort Restoration tab for updates or call 916-445-4422


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