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“A Lot Packed into A Small Museum”

Wells Fargo History Museum
Ranked #95 of 578 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Although small, one room, this museum was packed with lots of interesting things where you will learn all about the Gold Rush, and how people moved east to west in this country, and the founding of the united states banking system. It was informative, and the guy who was running the museum was very nice and welcoming. There is also an informative video. A visit takes about 1 hour including the video. Its convenient to two of the art museums, so you could plan a visit and do all 3 things.
Also the museum is free, and accessed best if you are walking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gwardbeeler
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Admission in this museum is FREE! It's right at the heart of LA (near Walt Disney Concert Hall and MOCA). The museum is well lit, well documented, well presented, and their staff is very friendly and will start telling information once you ask question regarding one item or more. And you can check out the items up close and personal!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank yzQaLo
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

This smallish museum is tucked in the middle of the Wells Fargo building, and worth looking for. It is well set up, and the people who work there are friendly and helpful. It's worth looking for, and worth the time to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

A lot to see and to learn about Wells Fargo with an original stage coach and a fifteen minutes film about the history of the company. The museum employee cared very good about us. He knew a lot about the history of Wells Fargo and gave good explanations.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karsten S
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

What a great way to spend a couple hours! It was very educational and interesting to see technology throughout the years!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ElyseE814
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