Educa­tional Programs

Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is a premier destination for educational experiences in California, serving over 50,000 students annually.

Educators have a variety of educational programs to choose from to meet the needs of their classrooms. Sutter’s Fort serves public and private schools and homeschool groups, as well as youth groups and adults education.

As the nonprofit partner to Sutter’s Fort, Friends of Sutter’s Fort works with our donors to support the following programs.


Field Trips

Ropes and Tools

Environmental Living Program

This immersive 24-hour program serves over 50 schools and nearly 5,000 students each year. During this program, students spend the night at the Fort.

4th graders gather at Sutter's Fort

Environmental Studies Program

An alternative to the overnight program, students spend 12 hours at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.  

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips

Free, virtual field trips allow students to experience Sutter’s Fort from their classroom. Three different programs are currently offered. 

Joint Field Trips

Many schools decide to visit Sutter’s Fort in conjunction with another site on the same day. Some of the most popular joint field trip options include the California State Indian Museum, the B Street Theatre, the California Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum.