Visiting Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is located at:2701 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Visitors should enter the park through the large gates facing 28th Street.
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is open daily (closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Please contact California State Parks staff at Sutter’s Fort for more information (916) 445-4422
The roof is currently being replaced at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park! During this time many rooms are closed or fenced off. Admission is currently free. Contact the park directly at (916) 445-4422 for questions on how this construction project may impact your visit.
Friends of Sutter’s Fort is working remotely during the roof replacement project and our Museum Store is currently closed. A new POP-UP Museum Store will open soon in Old Sacramento. You may continue to place online orders.
Protecting History at Sutter’s Fort: Major Roof Replacement & Seismic Stabilization Project Now Underway
California State Parks is excited to announce a major $1.3 million project at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is now underway to re-roof the Fort’s outer buildings and install seismic upgrades. California State Parks is proud to invest in this critical work to preserve and protect the historic structures and preserve the collections at Sutter’s Fort, the oldest restored fort in the United States. Read more: Protecting History at Sutter’s Fort: Major Roof Replacement & Seismic Stabilization Project Now Underway
More news on our roof project…
Are you looking to bring a commercial or private group to Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park? Please email email@example.com or call (916) 445-3755.
Unguided School Groups:
ReserveCalifornia is now taking reservations via phone at 1-866-240-4655. In order to guarantee a space for a tour of 10 or more people, school tours and other group tours must have a confirmed reservation. Space availability is ONLY assured with a reservation placed through ReserveCalifornia.
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park does not have its own parking lot. Metered city parking is available, and there are several public parking lots in the vicinity.
Our friends at the Midtown Association are a great resource for more information about parking, public transportation and biking options in Midtown, Sacramento. Please visit their Getting Around web page for detailed information including maps.
Bus Parking: Free bus parking is available on “L” Street in front of Sutter’s Fort.
Public Transportation is also an option, please check with Sacramento Regional Transit.
Plan Your future Visit
Visitors to Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park are welcome to explore the historic structures and living history museum at their own pace. A map and brochure is available at the kiosk. Please note that California State Parks is no longer offering the audio tour.
Personal photography is welcome throughout Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. Commercial photography must be approved in advance by California State Parks. Please tag us in your photos @friendsofsuttersfort
We also encourage visitors to explore the exterior grounds of Sutter’s Fort, and to visit our neighbors at the State Indian Museum. Sutter’s Fort is located in the heart of Midtown Sacramento’s Sutter District, which is home to dozens of outstanding restaurants and shops- many within walking distance. For more information, please visit the Midtown Association’s website.