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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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Located in the historic B.F. Hastings building, where Wells Fargo...

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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Very interesting museum!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Citrus Heights, California
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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
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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!

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!

Thank Jim2430
Jacksonville, United States
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86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

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.

Thank Aimee T
Saskatoon,SK Canada
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302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 806 helpful votes
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.

Thank Saskheat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank pgkk11
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 

1 Thank Alejandro O
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Niki B
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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.

1 Thank lyndacanning1959
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

1 Thank bobwoolley
Sacramento, California, Usa
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371 reviews
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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

Thank Denny T

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