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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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Excellent field trip for elementary students

I took my 26 second graders here as an enrichment to our unit on westward expansion. The museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joy D
Great value - it's free

In the lobby of the tall Wells Fargo building. Lots of information about the history of Wells Fargo... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wayne K
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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
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+1 503-886-1102
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank chadyoung1
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

1  Thank Kendall D
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
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

There was a lot to see here. The exhibits were geared to history of Wells Fargo in Oregon. Of course there is a stage coach. You can play with Morse code transmitters. I think we spent every bit of 30 minutes here. One of the...More

Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Reviewed 12 July 2017

In foyer of Wells Fargo Bank Building...a hidden gem. History of development of Wells Fargo and display of actual stage coach. Natalie, Museum Assistant was most helpful in giving information about the history and items on display. Great place for kids interested in stagecoach days...More

Thank Muriel C
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We enjoyed visiting this history museum in the lobby of their banking center. It contains many objects, maps. Etc. From a bygone time in our history.

Thank John P
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Wells Fargo has been around for more than 160 years. Some of their main locations have a great added bonus....a free museum. Each museum places focus on the territory - in this case - the Oregon Trail. Very interesting and the museum host is very...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This free museum was awesome!!! An employee came up to us within 5 minutes of us being there to give us a quick overview of what the museum has to offer and to tell us more about the original stagecoach that is front and center...More

Thank Katelyn S
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