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!

October 24-25, 2014

Haunted Fort


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November 15, 2014

Hands on History: The Donner Party


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Scouts at the Fort




Girl Scout Juniors Badge "Playing the Past"


A 2 ½ hour interactive program including hands on crafts and activities such as doll making, cooking, clothing and games which engages Juniors in understanding the life of a Pioneer Girl at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park.  Held the 2nd Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, and November, from 10 am - 12:30 pm, subject to space constraints. Troop reservations required at least two weeks prior.  $15 per scout, includes admission to the park, up to one adult per scout, and one "Playing the Past" badge per scout.  Contact Lisa Mealoy at 916-323-7626 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Although designed to meet the requirements for the Girl Scout badge, this is an outstanding program for all youth groups ages 8 and up.  Please contact us for more information about tailoring this to your group's needs and interests.