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Wells Fargo History Museum Old Sacramento

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Address: 1000 2nd St, Old Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95814-3202
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+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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Tiny, but interesting

We were in the area on a busy Saturday. There was something there that day for children to do, as the place had at least 6 kids around a small table involved in something. This is... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wells Fargo Museum in Old Sacramento is family friendly stop that lets you soak in the local history of how WF came to be. Good little side trip to while walking around the local shops and parks.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This free museum is located on a corner in Old Sac. There is tons of information about the Pony Express and Western Union as forms of information. Also, there was an Wells Fargo ATM in case you needed to withdraw some cash.

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oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were in the area on a busy Saturday. There was something there that day for children to do, as the place had at least 6 kids around a small table involved in something. This is a very tiny (and free), museum that shows the history of Wells Fargo in the old west. An interesting few minutes, you should stop... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

History lovers, don't miss this small but very interesting -- & FREE -- museum that give you a good sense of the development of Wells Fargo. Three of us found it very interesting.

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Victorville, California
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I found this museum very interesting, especially the connection to Stage Coach robber Black Bart. I recommend researching this robber and his intense dislike of Wells Fargo!

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Sacramento, California
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I wouldn't actually call this a History Museum.. I would more call it a building with 2 rooms and some stuff to look at... If I'm not mistaken, this was actually the Termination station for the Pony Express. So if you're into that, or Telegraph things than you should at least stop by and check it out. Plus if I'm... More 

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Thank PNCEngineering
Manhattan Beach, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is an excllent small museum about the development and benefits of overland transportation and shipping in the gold rush days, focusing on the Wells Fargo company. The exhibits inform, and also bring it to life. If you are planning to spend some time in Old Sacramento, this is very worth while.

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Thank 00Bruce00
Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This free little museum gives visitors a great recap of the history of the Pony Express and stagecoach travel. Invest 20 minutes and see this place-we were sort-of anti-Wells Fargo given the misdeeds of the CEO but the museum is still worth your time.

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Thank Lisa627
Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Take 10 minutes and visit this site. Located in Old Sacramento, this small museum provides a self guided tour around the room and a Wells Fargo ATM.

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Thank Cindy C
yercaud
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

great place to catch up on old times of the wild west. The building is held as it was built on day one of its operation. wells fargo though now have the dubious distinction bad banking practicess.

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