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Wells Fargo History Museum

420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94163 (Financial District)
415 396 2619
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Ranked #70 of 385 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Milbridge, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We really wanted to know more about the history of San Francisco and we got it! It took a couple hours to look at the exhibits and read about the role Wells Fargo had in the modernization (taming) of the gold rush miners. The artifacts are priceless.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This small museum is a real gem. Though the museum has been in the same spot for many years, it was recently updated to enhance the experience. So although you could always ride the stagecoach, now you can see scenery pass outside the window as you do. Although you could always hold the reins and pretend to drive the coach,... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fascinating - seeing the old stagecoach, and sitting in a replica to experience what it was like, Allow an hour or two to enjoy. Free to enter

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Brisbane, Australia
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356 reviews 356 reviews
245 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Wells Fargo History museum takes you back in time to the 1850s, as soon as you enter the building you can view a replica stagecoach, you get to hear from a virtual stagecoach driver what it was like to be a driver of one as well as what is like to be a passenger, and the hazards of the... More

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Rhode Island
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106 reviews 106 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you have an extra half-hour to spend, try this little spot in the financial center in SF. Many interesting artifacts of early banking, such as one of the earliest check (no bank name since there was only one bank in the US!) and various other drafts. The most interesting is the stage coach. "Ride" inside and get the feeling... More

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Leatherhead, Surrey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Wonderful, free museum. you can sit in a stagecoach and experience the early days of the company. if you have half an hour to spare and you are in the area it is well worth a visit

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This small off the beaten path museum showcases the history and pride of this modern high profile institution. There is much to see and learn. Staff is pleasant and will answer all inquiries. The replica stagecoach will entertain and amaze passengers of all ages. Enjoy your virtual journey across 1800s America. Take your turn at the reins to experience a... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I really enjoyed this entertaining and informative museum! It has a great mix of exhibits for all age-groups. I got a kick out of operating the antique bank and cash register machines. The life-size stagecoach is beautiful. There is a lot of interesting interpretive and instructive information. The space is well laid out - definitely worth a visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There can't be many banks that are so much part of a country's history and are held in such affection as the Wells Fargo Bank. The reputations of most banks these days is pretty poor. This is one of several free Wells Fargo museums across the country which covers the history of Wells Fargo from the days of dangerous stage... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant museum with great hands on exhibits. Interesting video presentation, early pong machine and an interactive ride in a stagecoach. Really enjoyed it, as did my husband and son and it's free!

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