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Wells Fargo History Museum

1300 SW 5th Ave Fl 2, Portland, OR 97201-5667
+1 503-886-1102
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Wells Fargo History Museum- just before closing time

We snuck in at 4:32 pm, just before 5pm close. Museum Assistant Natalie was so very gracious in... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Janice B
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Informative and Fun

The Wells Fargo Museum is FREE to visit. It is a small but very interesting museum. The historical... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Col20
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Sydney, Australia
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Located downtown near city hall, The Wells Fargo History Museum highlights the venerable company's rich history in Oregon. Enjoy an original stagecoach built in 1854, and a "stagecoach ride" experience. Send a telegram, and discover how Wells Fargo connected Oregon's communities in the 19th century. The museum offers school groups a hands-on experience through education programs and exhibits that address the Common Core Standards. Scouts can earn the limited edition Wells Fargo fun patch by participating in an activity that features a then vs. now approach to teach financial literacy. These programs are free but reservations are required. The museum store features a variety of Wells Fargo branded gifts, collectibles and apparel. Guided tours are available with advance reservations and admission is always free.
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1300 SW 5th Ave Fl 2, Portland, OR 97201-5667
Downtown
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We snuck in at 4:32 pm, just before 5pm close. Museum Assistant Natalie was so very gracious in accommodating our late in the day arrival. She was so knowledgeable! There’s no charge and the exhibit is very well done with several interactive exhibits. Don’t miss...More

1  Thank Janice B
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The Wells Fargo Museum is FREE to visit. It is a small but very interesting museum. The historical items and personalised stories are interesting. There are some very reasonably piriced souvenirs available for purchase. The stage coach on display is original, I could not believe...More

1  Thank Col20
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

I happened to visit the Museum by chance, and it’s been a highlight of my visit to Portland. There are informative and fascinating displays for all ages. Some nice souvenirs for purchase and free stuff for kids. Interactive opportunities that are fun. And I learned...More

Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

What a fun collection from the past. Pony express, wow. What an interesting place. Take the kids, the attraction is free. Very entertaining and educational.

1  Thank shewholovestoeat
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The person behind the desk was extremely helpful in understanding the museum. We loved seeing the Wells Fargo Wagon, but lots of interesting other things.

1  Thank Sally S
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

I took my 26 second graders here as an enrichment to our unit on westward expansion. The museum instructional coordinators were courteous and generous with their time and knowledge. They especially impressed me with their understanding of student learning styles, incorporating hands-on activities and visuals...More

Thank Joy D
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

In the lobby of the tall Wells Fargo building. Lots of information about the history of Wells Fargo in general and its relationship to Oregon and Portland. Well laid out and informative. We spent around an hour looking around.

Thank Wayne K
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This tour is in the lobby of the Wells Fargo Bank. The girls who took us around was knowledgeable and answered any questions. Best of all, this was all free. It's small, took about 15 -20 mins to look at. They have a real stagecoach...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

I loved this museum! I learned so much about not only Wells Fargo history, but the Gold Rush and the history of Oregon's Asian American communities. The museum assistant, Natalie, was just a delight and answered all my questions. She obviously has a passion for...More

2  Thank Kendall D
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This museum is in the lobby of the Wells Fargo building. Although it's just the one room, there is as lot to see and read about.

Thank Angie H
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