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Wells Fargo History Museum

1300 SW 5th Ave Fl 2, Portland, OR 97201-5667
+1 503-886-1102
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Well laid out, interesting exhibits.

In foyer of Wells Fargo Bank Building...a hidden gem. History of development of Wells Fargo and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Muriel C
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Hillsboro, Oregon
Good history lesson

We enjoyed visiting this history museum in the lobby of their banking center. It contains many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John P
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Located downtown near city hall, The Wells Fargo History Museum highlights the venerable company's rich history in Oregon. Enjoy an original stagecoach built in 1854, and a "stagecoach ride" experience. Send a telegram, and discover how Wells Fargo connected Oregon's communities in the 19th century. The museum offers school groups a hands-on experience through education programs and exhibits that address the Common Core Standards. Scouts can earn the limited edition Wells Fargo fun patch by participating in an activity that features a then vs. now approach to teach financial literacy. These programs are free but reservations are required. 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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1300 SW 5th Ave Fl 2, Portland, OR 97201-5667
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+1 503-886-1102
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In foyer of Wells Fargo Bank Building...a hidden gem. History of development of Wells Fargo and display of actual stage coach. Natalie, Museum Assistant was most helpful in giving information about the history and items on display. Great place for kids interested in stagecoach days...More

Thank Muriel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting this history museum in the lobby of their banking center. It contains many objects, maps. Etc. From a bygone time in our history.

Thank John P
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Wells Fargo has been around for more than 160 years. Some of their main locations have a great added bonus....a free museum. Each museum places focus on the territory - in this case - the Oregon Trail. Very interesting and the museum host is very...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This free museum was awesome!!! An employee came up to us within 5 minutes of us being there to give us a quick overview of what the museum has to offer and to tell us more about the original stagecoach that is front and center...More

Thank Katelyn S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This museum is impressive, with a restored 1897 stagecoach on display. Until I saw this real stagecoach, I didn't understand how cramped it would be traveling in one with eight or more other people. The museum in on the 2nd floor of the Wells Fargo...More

Thank honolulubeach
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The Wells Fargo History Museum is located at 1300 SW 5th Avenue in Downtown Portland, Oregon on the second floor. The museum is free and is open from 9 AM to 5 PM on week days. The centerpiece of the Museum is of course the...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Anybody who has ever seen a western film knows the name Wells Fargo and therefore it was great to learn the history of the Company. We had never considered that it all started with a Mr. Wells and a Mr. Fargo, but that was indeed...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This was a wonderful little museum! I was told about this place by a woman at the visitor center, Thanks! When I walked in I was approached by Steve who asked if I wanted a personal tour. I said yes, I am glad that I...More

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My waiting time became efficient because of a comprehensive and thorough historical information of Wells Fargo history Museum. An exhibition is not only completed with a beautiful and historical information about the company in the context of society but also the manager, Steve Greenwood, is...More

Thank วรรณา ป
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A free series of exhibits about the history of what made Wells Fargo such a household name (especially before it was a bank). Exhibits range from gold mining to transportation and you can have your photo taken at the obligatory stage coach. As an Australian...More

Thank Fermax
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