Wells Fargo Museum

Wells Fargo Museum

Wells Fargo Stagecoach Pixabay Public Domain

The history of Wells Fargo is the story of always looking forward. Discover the innovations that have been part of our DNA since day one.

Get ready to rediscover your community's story and learn all about the globally iconic name Wells Fargo with a visit to the Wells Fargo Museum. This famous financial services company boasting the slogan, “Together, We’ll Go Far” and celebrated the history of timeless strengths—security, reliability, innovation, and progress-was founded in 1852 by Henry and William Fargo, and has become a legendary part of the true American West.

There are 12 Wells Fargo museums throughout the United States, each inspired by the people who made progress possible. Each museum is free and provides hands-on exhibits and events, plus activities that allow you to learn the history of Wells Fargo and explore the impact it has had on our American story. These museums are great for young and old alike.

Student groups in particular will love the guided tour options at each that 'make the American experience come alive for students with stories, interactive exhibits, and of course, stagecoaches'.  The museum visit will provide an exciting educational journey in which guests can ride in a stagecoach, handle real gold, talk on an antique telephone, and learn about the community in which the museum stands.

Here is a little bit more about each different Wells Fargo Museums;

  • Anchorage - Learn about and celebrate Alaskan heritage.
  • Charlotte - Discover the evolution of gold mining to banking.
  • Des Moines - Learn all about Iowa's impact on culture, business, and banking.
  • Los Angeles - Explore Los Angeles past from pueblo to metropolis.
  • Minneapolis - See how this community used technology to connect the Midwest to the world.
  • Philadelphia - Learn about how banking changes over time.
  • Phoenix - Explore Western lore and art.
  • Portland - Follow the journey that connected communities from stagecoaches to cell phones.
  • Old Sacramento - Learn all about pony and wire transportation in the Age of Gold.
  • Sacramento Capitol Mall - See how gold and agriculture ruled in the Sacramento Valley.
  • San Diego - Explore a recreation of Old Town's past.
  • San Francisco - See how things have changed from the 49ers to today.