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Candlelight tours of Sutter Fort on Saturday
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SACRAMENTO — The Hands on History Candlelight Tours take place Saturday, Nov, 19, from 6;30 to 9 p.m. at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, 2701 L Street.

The cost is $15.

Darkness lends a bit of mystery to the Fort and an evening’s romantic aura can often disguise the harsh reality of both early pioneer life and today’s urban concerns. You can see the Sutter’s Fort in a new light — candlelight. Providing an alluring new perspective for visitors, Sutter’s Fort offers just a once a year tours by candle light.

Guides will lead small groups of visitors into the Fort’s more intimate rooms for intriguing glimpses into the private lives of those who uprooted their families for a better life in early California. Overhear conversations such as families discussing opportunity or possible devastation in their new homes, husbands debating with wives, mothers re-assuring their children about life in rough and tumble Sacramento, tradesmen negotiating business, all surrounded by the night sky allowing visitors to travel back in time as city lights fade from view.

For more information please call 916-323-7626 or visit to purchase tickets online.