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Wells Fargo History Museum

401 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1934
+1 704-715-1866
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A nice 15- to 30-minute walk through history

This downtown museum covers the history of the Wells-Fargo Corporation and its predecessor/acquired... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
J-D-DFW
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Dallas, Texas
small, interactive and free museum

A quaint little museum totally free. I learn a lot about the beginning of banking including the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
grich82
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Located in Three Wells Fargo in Uptown Charlotte, adjacent to the Levine Center for the Arts, the museum highlights Wells Fargo's colorful history including the origins of Wachovia Bank and gold mining in North Carolina. Including a rare Concord stagecoach built in the mid-19th century and a replica you can climb into, a reproduction of a Wachovia Bank branch from 1889 gold nuggets and rare coins. Interactive exhibits featuring a working telegraph, a recreated underground mine tunnel and a simulated drive-up teller from the 1960s. 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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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401 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1934
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This downtown museum covers the history of the Wells-Fargo Corporation and its predecessor/acquired companies, highlighting the development of banking over the years. The stagecoach and pioneer-era replica bank teller desk will intrigue the youngest family members. Older kids may appreciate things like the earliest ATMs,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A quaint little museum totally free. I learn a lot about the beginning of banking including the role of women in banking as customers and workers. The museum offer plenty of interactive activity, like riding a coach, recreate a picture or communicate in morse.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd been to the museum on Old Town san diego, which was great, but different. It's quite a bit larger and features MANY of the actual ( or reproduction) wagons and a deep history of that time period. This one, in Charlotte, is more modern,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now this was great museum sharing the history of banking! Definitely worth a visit to learn how Charlotte plays a role it it. Interestingly it also exhibits some of the items you only see on TV and a great opportunity to look at it up...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a nearby underground car park for the bargain rate of $5 per session...& other attractions in the Levine pantheon of art museums could easily be walked-to from this one! Plenty of food & beverage venues too--watch out though as many closed at weekends...this is...More

Thank John N
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

I went here on a little walking tour with a friend. There is a little visitor's center here so you can get more information about things to do in the area. There are lots. The museum provided lots of history about Wells Fargo, the stage...More

2  Thank emptynester40
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

it was small but interesting. worth stopping by. Easy walk to various things to add to your exploring.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

great place to visit, even if you hate the bank you learn allot of stuff and help you understand how some things grew and grow in the banking industry.

Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a neat little museum on the entry floor on the Well Fargo building. If you like business, or banking, or just history, then it will be all the more interesting. The same can be said if you want to teach your kids or...More

5  Thank CallMetalMan
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

It is a company museum, but the company is old and storied. Sit in a stagecoach replica that moves and see an original. Locally mined gold on display (yes Charlotte was site of America's first gold rush). Banking and money items. Get your picture on...More

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