Wells Fargo History Museum

Wells Fargo History Museum information

Location
San Francisco , USA
Address
420 Montgomery St
Telephone
+1 415 396 2619
Getting there
Muni: Montgomery
Bart: Montgomery
More information
www.wellsfargohistory.com/museums/
Opening hours
9am-5pm Mon-Fri
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Gold miners needed somewhere to stash and send cash, so Wells Fargo opened in this location in 1852. Today this storefront museum covers Gold Rush–era innovations, including the Pony Express, transcontinental telegrams and statewide stagecoaches. Wells Fargo was the world's largest stagecoach operator circa 1866, and you can climb aboard a preserved stagecoach to hear pioneer-trail stories while kids ride a free mechanical pony. Notwithstanding blatant PR for Wells Fargo, the exhibits are well-researched, fascinating and free.