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Wells Fargo History Museum

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Address: 100 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602 378 1852
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Description: Celebrating Wells Fargo’s role in Arizona’s colorful history, the Wells...
Celebrating Wells Fargo’s role in Arizona’s colorful history, the Wells Fargo History Museum is just steps away from popular downtown Phoenix attractions. The collection includes an authentic 19th century stagecoach, a replica stagecoach you can climb aboard, gold and precious minerals, a replica mine shaft, antique firearms, working telegraph and more. Along with the world’s largest collection of famed illustrator N.C. Wyeth’s western themed work. Admission is always free, tours are available with reservations.
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A great and unexpected find while in downtown Phoenix

We came across the Wells Fargo History Museum (WFHM) completely unintentional. We have to give credit (and Kudos) to the the Urban Adventure Quest for Phoenix as the WFHM was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We came across the Wells Fargo History Museum (WFHM) completely unintentional. We have to give credit (and Kudos) to the the Urban Adventure Quest for Phoenix as the WFHM was actually one of our location challenges on our quest. Boy are we happy this was on our quest. We ended up going in to the WFHM and stayed for over... More 

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Smithers, B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Well presented history of an American financial institution. The display includes a stagecoach. Pleasant custodian.

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Cornwall, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It's free and not time consuming, nice little displays set up to really let you see what it was like back then. You can get your picture standing in front of a stagecoach and it's free but most people give a donation. It's a really interesting place to visit, well with the time

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I wouldn't go out of my way to go downtown and park and see this museum, but if you are already downtown near the Wells Fargo Branch, ask for directions around the corner to this little museum. It is worth a few minutes of your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My wife and I visited this little museum in the downtown area of Phoenix Arizona. They had quite the stash of Wells Fargo memorabilia. They show how the old telegraph and communications system was. They have an astonishing amount of old money. Ask for your picture to be taken in front of 1860 stagecoach.

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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I really enjoyed the Wells Fargo Museum. You can do the entire place in 30min-45min (reading everything). There are a couple of places where you can press a button and a camera will take a picture of you (your face on money, you in front of a stagecoach). It's all free. They will give you a printed copy of your... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Really nice little museum in downtown Phoenix! Super friendly staff gave us background information about the museum. We had fun taking a picture in front of the stagecoach, and getting our pictures on some money. The artwork was an incredible collection! We really enjoyed our visit. Be sure to see it!

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Amanda W, Manager at Wells Fargo History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting the museum. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed yourself and thank you for the wonderful review. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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311 reviews 311 reviews
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a great little special museum and the price is right, won't take up too much of your time and has a beautiful renovated coach included. Overall, it is a very great little museum with some great Wells Fargo information.

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Amanda W, Manager at Wells Fargo History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting the museum. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed yourself and thank you for the wonderful review. More 

Northfield, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

What a great find! Nestled in the Wells Fargo building around the corner from City Hall, this free museum is tiny but more than makes up for it in quality. An excellent history of both Wells Fargo and stagecoach travel are offered. You can take photos of yourself in front of an old stagecoach and have them emailed to you.... More 

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Amanda W, Manager at Wells Fargo History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting the museum. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed yourself and thank you for the wonderful review. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lots of cool stuff to look at. I didn't realize just how common robberies were back then, you'll get a good feel for that and what banking was like in the perilous 1800's. I easily spent an hour there and hey it's free. Don't miss it if you're going to wander around downtown. And check out the 1920s Orpheum Theater... More 

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Amanda W, Manager at Wells Fargo History Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting the museum. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed yourself and thank you for the wonderful review. More 

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