While Sutter's Fort is Closed, Our Work Continues!

We are working hard to adapt to these challenging times – and we need your help.

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We are working hard to adapt to these challenging times – and we need your help.

As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) cooperating association, Friends of Sutter's Fort is proud to support Sutter's Fort State Historic Park.

While Sutter's Fort State Historic Park (SHP) is closed due to the pandemic, we continue to collaborate with California State Parks to support 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.

While there are ongoing restoration projects to complete and historic buildings and artifacts to preserve, there are also more urgent needs, like rethinking how we can best support California teachers, parents and students in the new reality we are all living.

Your donations will help to make sure that we will be here to help state parks reopen Sutter’s Fort, and to adapt our programs and services to serve our community, including the teachers and students who count on us.

Educational Programming

During the pandemic, staff at Sutter's Fort SHP have quickly modified existing educational programs for an online, virtual format. Since March, they have delivered high-quality virtual field trips to more than 7,000 students!

We are proud to support the efforts of our partners at California State Parks as they continue to provide FREE online educational programs for California students.

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.

Sutter's Fort has been a premier destination for educational experiences in California, serving over 50,000 students annually.

Preservation and Restoration

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.

In the past five years alone, we have provided critical funding for several major presentations projects valued at over $800,000, including the painting of the exterior walls, the restoration of the blacksmith shop, and the painting of the interior walls.