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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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The person who serves as the museum guide is very helpful in instructing visitors on how first the Pony Express, and then Wells Fargo, helped the West to develop.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erik R
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The person who serves as the museum guide is very helpful in instructing visitors on how first the Pony Express, and then Wells Fargo, helped the West to develop.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a one-room 'operation' which is reasonably well laid-out; kids would like it for the short time it takes to 'see'.

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Citrus Heights, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved watching the 20 minute video of the history of Sacramento! It talked about all of the hardships endured by the first settlers. From floods to fires they had it pretty rough. They quoted a lot of different people from that time. Must see if interested in the history of Old Sacramento!

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read about Wells Fargo route and the pony express, or make a withdrawal from the Wells Fargo ATM. Guides in period clothing.

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

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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Reviewed 28 March 2017

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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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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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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Reviewed 30 November 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!

1 Thank 939lawrences
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 22 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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