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.

Catch Gold Fever!

Hands on History:
Catch Gold Fever!
Saturday, January 20th -- 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
$7 per adult, $5 per youth (ages 6-17), and free for members and children under five. 
Become a member of the Friends of Sutter's Fort to receive free admission to this and future Hands on History events. 

"Catch Gold Fever!" will focus on the rush for GOLD that gripped Sacramento in 1849, when miners from around the world rushed in and changed California forever. Visitors will be able to: 
  • Pan for gold and other minerals (Eureka! You can keep what you find!)
  • Dress up as a pioneer for a special family photo-op
  • Play parlor games, card games, and other games of chance
  • Sample gold nugget chocolates at the Sutter's Fort Gift and Trade Store
Guns and weapons from the Gold Rush era will also be on display, complete with popular demonstrations of black powder weaponry in action, including the firing of Sutter's favorite cannon (weather permitting of course). 
For more information regarding this event, check Facebook or please call the park at (916) 445-4422.

Sacramento Museum Day

Mark your calendars and prepare to celebrate and enjoy the 20th Annual Sacramento Museum Day! This year, Sutter's Fort will be one of 26 museum sites throughout the Greater Sacramento region participating by offering free admission! Not only is Museum Day a great opportunity to bring your friends and family to Sutter's Fort, it's also a fantastic chance to visit some of the other Capital District State Parks including the State Indian Museum, Leland Stanford Mansion, and the California State Capitol Museum, as well as over 20 Sacramento Association of Museum partners including the Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Sacramento Historic City Cemetery and Sacramento History Museum. Watch for more information later this month! Learn more

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

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