Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is a reconstructed house museum that incorporates a part of the original Fort. The Fort was an important trading center in the 1840s, but the land was overrun by gold seekers and much of the fort was carried away or fell into disrepair. By the time of the 1890 reconstruction, only the large Central Building remained from the original fort. Self-guided audio tour is available. Special events are scheduled throughout the year. The Fort Trade Store provides a large variety of authentic gifts and publications relating to California history. Entry at 2701 L Street in downtown Sacramento. Phone 916-445-4422 or 866-240-4655 for group reservations.
The firm earthen paths through the Fort are generally accessible in fair weather. Assistance may be required with length or slope of paths of travel from street parking to the Fort entry. Several interior ramps and mini-ramps into rooms have been added to improve accessibility. Historic doorways and stairs may limit some access. Photographs and written text is available for inaccessible interior spaces. The paths of travel from the street and within the Fort are generally accessible. Restrooms: The unisex restroom inside the Fort is generally accessible. Call the park for more information.