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Become a member

Your support delivers vital goods and services to Sutter’s Fort SHP


Create a legacy of support

Members of Friends of Sutter's Fort create a legacy of support by committing to reoccurring donations.

Becoming a member is one of the best things you can do to directly impact our ability to support Sutter's Fort State Historic Park (SHP). As a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, Friends of Sutter's Fort (FOSF) relies on donor generosity to fulfill our mission at Sutter's Fort SHP.

Your reoccurring gift is the most efficient way to help Friends of Sutter’s Fort deliver goods and services to Sutter’s Fort SHP. When you become a member of Friends of Sutter’s Fort, your reoccurring donation will be charged to your credit or debit card. You can cancel your commitment whenever you chose.

Your gift supports our efforts at Sutter’s Fort year-round.

To thank you for your essential role at Friends of Sutter’s Fort, we offer member benefits.

Donors $25 to $500 annually

  • 10% discount at the Sutter's Fort Museum Store.
  • Free or discounted admission to over 300 museums nationwide participating in the Time Travelers reciprocal museum program.
  • Presale access and/or discounted tickets for Friends of Sutter’s Fort events.
  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events, workshops, presentations, and tours.

Donors $500 or more annually

All of the above listed benefits and:

  • Historian Passport Day Use Annual Pass registered in your name through California State Parks (per donor request only)
  • Complementary book from Sutter’s Fort Museum Store (per donor request only)

Why Join Friends of Sutter's Fort?

Friends of Sutter's Fort is a nonprofit 501 (C)(3) cooperating association that believes in the power of experiencing history at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park (SHP).

Since our founding, we have dedicated our efforts to helping California State Parks bridge the funding gap between what is allocated annually at Sutter's Fort SHP, and what is needed in order to restore historic structures, preserve important artifacts, improve visitor experience, and provide exceptional educational programming each year.

With your help, we can:

  • Provide grants to schools participating educational programs
  • Help teachers before, during and after their virtual or in-person field trips
  • Deliver training and supplies needed by volunteers at Sutter's Fort
  • Plan and host free and low-cost community events at Sutter's Fort
  • Fund critical preservation projects for both the structure and artifacts
  • Support California State Parks as they make important updates to programs and exhibits

Your membership makes it possible for us to support all of this and more at Sutter's Fort SHP!

Are you an existing Friends of Sutter’s Fort member? It’s never too early to renew! Visit our early renewal page for more information.