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Wells Fargo History Museum Old Sacramento

1000 2nd St, Old Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95814-3202
+1 916-440-4263
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Makes me feel a part of the old west

My bank so it feels like I am a part of this. Great job historical and entertaining. A quick peek... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Portland, Oregon
Very small

Not much to see here. The museum is very small, but it's free so I can't complain. A small gift... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ventura, California
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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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1000 2nd St, Old Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95814-3202
+1 916-440-4263
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My bank so it feels like I am a part of this. Great job historical and entertaining. A quick peek into some of the past.

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to see here. The museum is very small, but it's free so I can't complain. A small gift area, and a morse code display.

Thank devaandrews
Reviewed 12 September 2017

For the decades between the pony express and the railroad, Wells Fargo's stages and banks were the major link between the old west, including Sacramento, and the rest of the United States. The History Museum includes artifacts of the time and an explanation of the...More

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Its a nice little museum. Nice to see all the history and walk around in old sacramento lots of stores and places to eat or drink. We had a good time.

Thank TheScotsman27
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is in Old Sacramento. No fee. The exhibits are very good as is the Visitor Center next door. Spend about an hour here and your can get a feel for Old Sacramento.

Thank jephm
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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.

Thank Erik R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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

Thank ilenehnm
Reviewed 7 May 2017 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...More

Thank Steev_0
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank cedar4604
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.

Thank Gamblr_Heart
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Gina M
4 September 2015|
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Response from Michael S | Property representative |
Gina: The Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Sacramento is temporarily closed for renovations. We do have another museum in Sacramento at 400 Capitol Mall. It is only five blocks from the Old Sacramento location. The Capitol... More