Flashlights & Friends

Friday, December 1st
6:00PM to 8PM

Tickets Required

Grab your flashlights and lanterns, or purchase them from us at the door, as we illuminate history and raise funds for school programs at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. This is a unique opportunity to take a self-guided tour of Sutter’s Fort after dark under the winter sky in Midtown, Sacramento.

While you explore the historic structures at your own pace:

  • Explore Sutter’s Fort by flashlight or lantern
  • Watch Demonstrations
  • Learn about the history of Sutter’s Fort SHP
  • Sample treats like gingerbread and cider
  • Enjoy crafts
  • Listen to holiday music
  • Take photos
  • Shop at the Museum Store for holiday gifts
  • Holiday treats and hot drinks will be available for purchase.

Scout Program

Girl Scouts may sign up to participate in our Flashlights & Friends fun patch program. On arrival, they will get a checklist of activities to complete. Once they do, they can redeem the checklist for a fun patch. Boy Scouts are also welcome to purchase scouts tickets and pick up a fun patch.


Purchase your tickets to Flashlights & Friends online. Please select the time you plan to arrive at the event. All attendees must have a ticket.


No outside food or drinks (reusable water bottled are OK). Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas of Sutter’s Fort SHP. Only service dogs may enter the historic structure.