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Wells Fargo History Museum

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Address: 1000 Second St, Old Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: +1 916-440-4263
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The first half century of Wells Fargo's history coincided with the most...

The first half century of Wells Fargo's history coincided with the most explosive growth in transportation and communication technology the world has ever known. Journeys that once took months could be completed in days and messages that took weeks could be sent in minutes. Wells Fargo employed every technological advance to bring new and better services to its banking and express customers. Explore this shrinking world with authentic artifacts, documents, photographs and interactive exhibits including a telegraph connected to other Wells Fargo museums around the country. 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 inside the museum.

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Small but full of interesting details on how the stages worked, very helpful man on the desk and a real coach on display.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You see Wells Fargo all over the place in these areas of California, and when we saw the small museum with exhibits, we could not help but go in! Although the space was small, it presented a great overview of the service, its' history, and examples of some artifacts and documents. Good historic information, and friendly girl in costume available... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have besides various items from Wells Fargo history as well as from Old Sacramento. They also carry maps of Old Sacramento, and other informational flyers which are free. It helps you to know what there is to see in Old Sac besides all the shops tho some of them are interesting too. It is good for all families especially... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Small but full of interesting details on how the stages worked, very helpful man on the desk and a real coach on display.

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Thank johnmhng5
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Visited the museum a few times as an aside to making a deposit for my daughter, who banks at Wells Fargo and sometimes needs a little help from Mom & Dad. Very nice visit to the old west, and a reminder of how long Wells Fargo has been around!

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Thank SunMoonSea
Citrus Heights, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It's small... but very interesting display of bank artifacts from 150 years ago. It's very much worth a 20--30 minute visit!

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Thank Jim2430
Jacksonville, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled upon this museum looking for an ATM (which they do have inside). Very small, but in its original building from the 1800s and some unique items, including a fully restored original Wells Fargo wagon.

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Saskatoon,SK Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is in the heart of Old Sacramento. There really isn't much here and you can see it all in 15 min - a half hour. Best of all its free. Its more of a passing attraction than a destination. I wouldnt make a special trip to see it, but if youre in Old Sac drop in.

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Thank Saskheat
Uncasville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

this was a good stop, though not as big a display as the one at the wells fargo bank at wells fargo center in sacramento. their souveniers were very reasonably priced. they had beautiful mugs for 4.95 and christmas ornaments which i think were 5.95.

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

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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