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We went into the museum not knowing much about Wells Fargo. When we left we knew more and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice, interesting discovery – 3.75 out of 5 rating

This was our second day in San Francisco after our ship the Celebrity Infinity docked at pier 27... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Located in the heart of San Francisco's financial district, the museum depicts Wells Fargo's important role in the California Gold Rush, San Francisco history, stagecoach travel in early California and the settlement of the American West. Visitors...more
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420 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104-1207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went into the museum not knowing much about Wells Fargo. When we left we knew more and enjoyed the features very much.

Thank HershamSurrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second day in San Francisco after our ship the Celebrity Infinity docked at pier 27. Our plan was to spend the day downtown including Chinatown. Our first stop along the way was to visit the Ferry building and then up to Chinatown....More

Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Loved this place, from the friendly welcome, through interactive exhibits, to modestly priced souvenirs not to mention its small size..and all for FREE. Excellent for adults and children and a must-see if you are interested in the development of the West. Those chaps who drove...More

Thank JaneR123
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Was caught in the middle of a terrible storm so seemed shelter in this museum. Was pleasantly surprised at what I learnt about the history of the institution. Museum is not large but is over 2 floors and there is sufficient to pass a couple...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The museum nicely highlights the history of Wells Fargo and enhanced my understanding of the history of San Francisco and the gold rush era. It is free and nicely laid out ! I recommend it.

Thank EmilieNoumea
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

A definite must see in San Francisco! Interactive exhibits with a wealth of history on WF. Great for all ages!

Thank 860elaineg
Reviewed 2 March 2018

This is a gem of a museum with a real, red-and-gold stagecoach. From gold-mining to coach robberies, it's all there. I am impressed by how well designed and interactive it is. I applaud WF for putting together an eye-opening collection of artifacts and narrative about...More

Thank Jupiter224
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This place was a real winner. There are not a lot of everyday free museums in San Fran and the few i saw needed no longer than 10-15 mins to tour and be done, the WF museum was different. Though not large, technically 2 floors,...More

Thank marion f
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This is a fabulous little museum for all ages. It should not take more than about 45 minutes to get through the entire museum and it will be the best 45 minutes of your SF visit. Loved the artifacts and was amazed to see some...More

Thank 12sim345
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Not knowing much about the history of this company, this free museum was very interesting and was well presented. Lots of great historical items and information. Interesting videos as well.

Thank Ros_Mel2014
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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
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