The Haunted Fort

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Sutter’s Fort is Sacramento’s oldest establishment, dating back to 1848. In the years since, the fort has seen a lotof history—some of it very bleak. What better place around, then, to go ghost hunting? Sutter’s Fort is inviting everyone to explore some of Sacramento’s darkest, most ghoulish history on the weekend of Oct. 24. After the sun sets, docents will guide guests through the Haunted Fort by candlelight, taking daring visitors into the dark corners and holes of the old fort where tortured souls are said to linger. By following in the footsteps of fort inhabitants of the distant past, guests will learn some of the sad, scary, and even gruesome tales of the lives—and deaths—of our early California pioneers. It should go without saying that while this is a family-friendly event, parents and guardians should use discretion in deciding whether or not certain young individuals can handle the event. For a youngster with a strong imagination, this just might be nightmare fuel. But for a brave soul, this is an exciting and spooky glimpse at California history. For more information, see here.What:

The Haunted Fort
When: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, 6:30-9 p.m. (tours leave every 10 minutes)
Where: Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, 2701 L St., Sacramento
Cost: Adults $8, youth (6-17) $6, children (0-5) Free