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Wells Fargo History Museum

333 S Grand Ave, Inside the Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles, CA 90071-1504
+1 213-253-7166
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LA's hidden jem!

I had some time to explore downtown Los Angeles recently and I decided to visit the Wells Fargo... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
OldSchoolJesse
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Rosemead, California
A wonderful step back in time!

This is a wonderful hands-on step back into the Gold Rush period of time! My middle school aged... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bkute65
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Los Angeles, California
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The Museum is located downtown in the Wells Fargo Center on Bunker Hill. Exhibits depict the history and development of Wells Fargo Bank and the West since the company's founding in 1852. Highlights include an authentic 19th-century Concord stagecoach and a replica you can climb into, the Challenge nugget-largest piece of gold discovered in Southern California and historic maps of Los Angeles. Use touch screens to learn more about stagecoaches and communicate via telegraph with other Wells Fargo Museums. English and Spanish cell phone tours and a web app are available. Free guided tours are available for groups that book in advance. The museum store features a variety of Wells Fargo branded gifts, collectibles and apparel. Admission is always free.
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333 S Grand Ave, Inside the Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles, CA 90071-1504
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had some time to explore downtown Los Angeles recently and I decided to visit the Wells Fargo History Museum. On entering I was immediately greeted by a very friendly staff member. He was very enthusiastic about the museum and his enthusiasm was contagious. After...More

Thank OldSchoolJesse
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful hands-on step back into the Gold Rush period of time! My middle school aged nieces loved sending messages with Morse code. It was amazing seeing maps of LA from the late 1800's. As a fourth grade teacher, I highly recommend it...More

Thank bkute65
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It was great to enter this fascinating museum and learn about California Gold Rush, among several other things, enjoy the old fashioned office of a banking house and be attended by a very welcoming guy to buy some souvenirs! Thanks.

Thank Donatella L
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Stopped at the Wells Fargo History Museum as part of a first grade field trip. It's great for the kids to see a stagecoach and then to find out that 18 people traveled in and on one stagecoach!! It's also fun to see the gold...More

Thank Marsi G
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I teach fourth grade and took my students here who have been studying about the California Gold Rush, they loved it... I highly recommend it👍

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I would've never imagined that Wells Fargo had a museum, but I was pleasantly surprised! It's small, but there's lots of amazing things to look at, including a genuine stagecoach from 1895. There's an incredible amount of history in the company name, and it is...More

Thank Mariana A
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stumbled upon the WFHM by chance and WOW what a delightful surprise. We were welcomed by Trent the Museum Assistant who shared stories about California during the Gold Rush and how LA was once upon a time. The museum is small but rich with...More

Thank Judy Y
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Everyone has seen movies with stagecoaches. How about having a closeup look at the real thing at the Wells Fargo Museum. This is a very small museum and it's free and easy to visit. If you are doing a walk around downtown L.A. you can...More

1  Thank Tony K
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were going to The Broad Museum and decided to see what else there was to do in the area. Saw that there was a WFHM and decided to stop in and see the exhibits. WOW! We learned so much that we thought about opening...More

1  Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We stopped in as part of a walking tour of Los Angeles. Wow! The docent was so knowledgeable and helpful. We learned a lot, not just about Wells Fargo but the settling of California during the Gold Rush. Will definitely go back with the kids.

2  Thank michenermosh
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