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Des Moines

Learn how Iowans shaped the financial institutions we rely on today. Explore the impact the stagecoach and express wagon had on our communities both near and far.

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666 Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA 50309

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on bank holidays
Free admission

What you can do here

Sing about the Wells Fargo wagon

Meredith Willson was so impressed he wrote a song about the reliability of the express business. Imagine how lives were changed by the arrival of the express wagon.

What you can do here

Get current on currency

Discover how U.S. currency has evolved from silver coins to the paper money of today.

What you can do here

Browse the art gallery

The Art Gallery provides a special opportunity to share art with the community. With the exhibition changing on a regular basis, each unique show features a variety of pieces by artists both new and familiar.

Book a group tour

Our historians will make the museum come alive for your class or other large group through artifacts, stories, and hands-on experiences.

Call us at 515-245-8400 or email to discuss our group visit options. All tours are free.

Upcoming events

Check back soon for information about upcoming programs and events.

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Museum store

Browse gifts, collectibles, apparel, and accessories inspired by our rich history.

Hunter 18" Plush Pony
Stagecoach Salt and Pepper Shakers
Wooden Stagecoach Replica
Canvas Tote - 25th Anniversary
Stagecoach cookie jar
Wells Fargo keychain anniversary
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