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Wells Fargo History Museum

333 S Grand Ave, Inside the Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles, CA 90071-1504
+1 213-253-7166
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History museum is worth your time

This is one of few WF History museums throughout the country and it should be on your bucket list... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Drew L
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Difficult to get to but really worth the effort

Well Fargo history is nicely captured in this compact museum. Worth visiting while you are in LA... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
471lal
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Los Angeles, California
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The Museum is located downtown in the Wells Fargo Center on Bunker Hill. Exhibits depict the history and development of Wells Fargo Bank and the West since the company's founding in 1852. Highlights include an authentic 19th-century Concord stagecoach and a replica you can climb into, the Challenge nugget-largest piece of gold discovered in Southern California and historic maps of Los Angeles. Use touch screens to learn more about stagecoaches and communicate via telegraph with other Wells Fargo Museums. English and Spanish cell phone tours and a web app are available. Free guided tours are available for groups that book in advance. The museum store features a variety of Wells Fargo branded gifts, collectibles and apparel. Admission is always free.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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333 S Grand Ave, Inside the Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles, CA 90071-1504
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+1 213-253-7166
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of few WF History museums throughout the country and it should be on your bucket list to see when in downtown LA. This place is a little piece of Americana that is nicely appointed with artifacts and info about the evolution of...More

Thank Drew L
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Well Fargo history is nicely captured in this compact museum. Worth visiting while you are in LA. You can find lot of parking a few blocks from here or worse case park right at the Wells Fargo building. The museum admission is free. Time to...More

Thank 471lal
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I had some time to explore downtown Los Angeles recently and I decided to visit the Wells Fargo History Museum. On entering I was immediately greeted by a very friendly staff member. He was very enthusiastic about the museum and his enthusiasm was contagious. After...More

Thank OldSchoolJesse
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a wonderful hands-on step back into the Gold Rush period of time! My middle school aged nieces loved sending messages with Morse code. It was amazing seeing maps of LA from the late 1800's. As a fourth grade teacher, I highly recommend it...More

Thank bkute65
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It was great to enter this fascinating museum and learn about California Gold Rush, among several other things, enjoy the old fashioned office of a banking house and be attended by a very welcoming guy to buy some souvenirs! Thanks.

Thank Donatella L
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Stopped at the Wells Fargo History Museum as part of a first grade field trip. It's great for the kids to see a stagecoach and then to find out that 18 people traveled in and on one stagecoach!! It's also fun to see the gold...More

Thank Marsi G
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I teach fourth grade and took my students here who have been studying about the California Gold Rush, they loved it... I highly recommend it👍

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I would've never imagined that Wells Fargo had a museum, but I was pleasantly surprised! It's small, but there's lots of amazing things to look at, including a genuine stagecoach from 1895. There's an incredible amount of history in the company name, and it is...More

Thank Mariana A
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stumbled upon the WFHM by chance and WOW what a delightful surprise. We were welcomed by Trent the Museum Assistant who shared stories about California during the Gold Rush and how LA was once upon a time. The museum is small but rich with...More

Thank Judy Y
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Everyone has seen movies with stagecoaches. How about having a closeup look at the real thing at the Wells Fargo Museum. This is a very small museum and it's free and easy to visit. If you are doing a walk around downtown L.A. you can...More

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