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Wells Fargo History Museum

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Address: 1000 Second St, 400 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: +1 916-440-4263
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Just okay for a quickie

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Sacramento, California, Usa
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Sacramento, California, Usa
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289 reviews 289 reviews
64 attraction 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

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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a small, but nice little museum in Old Sacramento. It only takes a few minutes to explore and contains some interesting history and artifacts about the Wells Fargo company and other history, such as Black Bart and his stagecoach robberies. It's free and worth a visit when visiting the area.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I've been to several of these types of museums across the country and this one is the smallest. However, if you are not close to another location, you should not miss the opportunity to learn more about the banks history and to see some artifacts. FYI: It's pretty close quarters in there. You may want to visit during the week... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This was a cool place to see, I found it by accident but cool to see for sure. It was free to walk through and although it was super small i really enjoyed learning the history of this american company. Its right in the "old downtown area" or the wild west as we called it.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We loved the history! Fantastic little museum and if you want more go over a few blocks to Well Fargo ban just South of there in downtown Sac. to the museum on the main floor. A beautiful stage coach and other museum items can be viewed.

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