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Address: 1000 Second St, Old Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: +1 916-440-4263
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Description: Located in the historic B.F. Hastings building, where Wells Fargo operated...
Located in the historic B.F. Hastings building, where Wells Fargo operated an office during the heart of the California Gold Rush, the Wells Fargo Museum in Old Sacramento includes a hands-on agent's office, working telegraph station and other exhibits that highlight Wells Fargo's leadership role in transportation, communication and banking when millions of dollars of gold from the nearby mining regions passed through Sacramento. The museum store features a variety of Wells Fargo branded gifts, collectibles and apparel. Guided tours are available with advanced reservations and admission is always free. A Wells Fargo ATM is conveniently located in the museum.
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The Stagecoach is a must see

The Wells Fargo History Museum is located in Old Sacramento. It is a small museum and displays various artifacts into the history of the old west, Sacramento, and Wells Fargo. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Wells Fargo History Museum is located in Old Sacramento. It is a small museum and displays various artifacts into the history of the old west, Sacramento, and Wells Fargo. The best and most exciting part is going into the back room where the stagecoach is located. Considering the small size of the museum, it will probably take about half... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum is small but neat, organized, and clean. The employees were friendly and knowledgeable but didn't hover or make us feel uncomfortable. Admission is free and it's a fun slice of history. If you're in the area, you might as well check it out!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Gosh the woman did not want to answer my questions! Funnily though she was more than happy to answer another customers questions in full detai. Very univiting atmosphere which was upsetting as my fiancé had looked forward to the visit.

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Apple Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The Museum had a great amount of history and artifacts. It is a historical buliding and it is sometimes included in the Underground City tour. The staff have a good knowledge and can communicate very well. Don't miss the museum

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There isn't much to this museum. One small corner in old Sacramento. Some small buttons, trinkets, pictures of the banks history. If you need cash there is an ATM too. A quick stop of less than five minutes should be

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Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It's just one room but they have some neat stuff there, dioramas, maps, and pictures. It's free so that's even better.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This free museum is in the atrium of the Wells Fargo building on Capitol Mall (there are two Wells Fargo museums). The central piece is the restored Wells Fargo stagecoach. Other displays provide information and artifacts on the Gold Rush era, banking, transportation and bandits.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a one-room museum with quite a lot of information. The flow is a little disjointed, but they have several artifacts and other visuals, which is nice. I wish the person working had given a little background about the building and the premise of the museum--for instance, was Wells Fargo a bank, a letter courier system, a stagecoach, etc?... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

More of a Wells Fargo Agent Office re-creation than a full-fledged museum, this attraction is worth a stop when you are in Old Sacramento. Special Tip -- there is a Wells Fargo ATM inside the museum!

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Wells Fargo History Museum is a small museum with some nice exhibits. Its in Old Sacramento and will just take a few minutes to stop by and see while in the area. I would not go out of my way to see it, but if wanting to visit Old Sacramento, its an OK stop to do as its free.... More 

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