Sutter's Fort -- Hands on History: By Land and By Sea

Park: Sutter's Fort SHP

What: Hands on History:  By Land and By Sea 

Where: Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
 2701 L Street, Midtown, Sacramento
When: Saturday, February 15, 2014

Time: Fort hours:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Cannon firing demonstrations:  11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
 Musket demonstrations periodically throughout the day

Cost: $7 per adult (18 and older), $5 per youth (ages 6-17),
  free for children 5 years and under  

For More:Call 916-445-4422 or visit

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” event on Saturday, February 15.  Through exciting demonstrations and fun hands-on activities, docents will help Fort visitors understand the two different ways emigrants originally came to California -- by land or by sea -- while sharing the unique challenges they faced and what daily life was like during their journeys.  A special station will be set up with pioneer clothes where visitors can select outfits and have their pictures taken with the wagon or with another pioneer setting (using their own cameras).  More hands-on activities also await Fort visitors as they will help pack a wagon or trunk, make choices about what to bring along for their “journey of a lifetime,” learn how to use a nautical compass, hoist a laden barrel, weave rope, learn simple knots, create maps with available resources and even join the Navy and receive pay in Stonington Bank $2 bills. For more information about this special “Hands on History” event, or other events and activities at Sutter’s Fort SHP, call 916-445-4422 or visit

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Event Dates

Saturday, February 15, 2014