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Make a Lasting Impact

Your donations support historic preservation, educational programs and more!

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As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) cooperating association, Friends of Sutter's Fort is proud to support Sutter's Fort State Historic Park. We collaborate with California State Parks to preserve and protect historic structures and artifacts at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park (SHP), and to engage visitors of all ages through high quality educational programs.

Your donations help teachers and students experience free and low-cost educational programming at Sutter's Fort and Online.

Sutter's Fort is a premier destination for educational experiences in California, serving over 50,000 students annually. During the pandemic, staff at Sutter's Fort SHP modified existing educational programs to an innovative, online, virtual format.

In addition, staff is working on an accurate and complex Interpretive Master Plan, which will create a more inclusive experience for visitors of all ages in the future.

Donations support ongoing Preservation and Restoration efforts. We have contributed more than $800,000 in support to California State Parks over the past 10 years alone.

With the help of donors, we have provided critical funding for several major presentations projects including the painting of the exterior walls, the restoration of the blacksmith shop, and the painting of the interior walls.

The work of preserving structures that are over 100 years old is an ongoing, daily task. Friends of Sutter's Fort is committed to helping fund these projects so that Sutter's Fort can be enjoyed for future generations to come.

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