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.

Sutter’s Fort or Bust

Sutter’s Fort or Bust!

 Who and Why They Came

During this 50 minute hands on program, students will learn about John Sutter and the people who worked for him.

Sutter’s Fort had a lasting impact on California, and this program allows students to discover why.

The program includes four stations: Sailor, Vaquero, Trapper, and Overland Immigrant.

This program is suitable for grades 4 - 6.

You can reserve a spot in this program through
Reserve California by calling 1-800-444-PARK
For program questions, call the Fort at 916-445-3755.

Friends of Sutter's Fort is proud to sponsor this educational program at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park.  


Program Details: 

 The interactive program runs on Wednesday and Friday every 20 minutes from 10:20am to 2:40 pm.

The cost is $60.00 per class up to 40 people.  One chaperone is required for every 12 students.

Cash and Check only; please make checks payable to Friends of Sutter’s Fort.

Please allow for 90 minutes to have time to explore the Fort.

This program is suitable for grades 4 - 6. 


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

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