Director gives the scoop on historic Sutter's Fort
A covered wagon, which is a replica of what would have been seen in 1846, sits on the grounds of Sutter's Fort.
- If You Go
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It is located at 2701 L St.,
Sacramento. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youth ages 6 to 17
and free for children under 5. Visitors should call ahead of time
to find out which activities are happening that day. For more
information, call 916-445-4422.
Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 12:00 am
In 1839, Swiss immigrant John Sutter received a land grant in
the Sacramento Valley from the Mexican government. He then built
Sutter's Fort to help create a flourishing agricultural empire.
When gold was discovered in 1848, the fort was abandoned by
Sutter's workers. It has since been restored to its original state
and is open for daily tours. The Director of the Friends of
Sutter's Fort Lisa Mealoy recently shared what the fort is all
Q: What can visitors do at Sutter's Fort?
Friday, September 10, 2010 12:00 am.