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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 #81 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Traveler Description: San Francisco Wells Fargo Museum is built on the same site as where the original  Wells Fargo Bank was built in 1852. Some of the highlights of this... more »
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Brisbane, Australia
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299 reviews 299 reviews
201 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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glendale
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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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22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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san francisco
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153 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Ok --- I don't understand the 4 and 5 star ratings.... The positive: it is free (but I guess you get what you pay for) The museum is one room on the ground floor with a loft; lots of interesting lore from the 1800's with display cases showing memorabilia from the old West --- I have taken a bunch of... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
126 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Museum is quite small and in reception area of one of the Wells Fargo Bank admin buildings in the Financial District. Pride of place was an 1867 stage coach which immediately took me back to TV "Westerns" as a youngster. There was also a separate mock up you could sit in to experience the feel of riding in one.... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Located at the Wells Fargo office in San Francisco, this shows the history of the company and the family and the areas of business that it has been and is involved in. There are some interactive things to do, including morse code and stage coaches. Children would like the interaction elements of the museum. Interesting to find out that Wells... More

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