Museums: Des Moines

The newest Wells Fargo History Museum located in downtown Des Moines highlights the role Iowa played connecting the nation, from trails west to stagecoach lines and railroads. Iowa and Iowans also helped shape financial connections we know today, including banking, credit, and mortgage.

Exhibits Include

Exhibits include an authentic Concord stagecoach, Wells Fargo treasure box, gold and money, historic banking machines, and a Wells Fargo wagon like that made famous in native-Iowan Meredith Willson’s play The Music Man.

Visit Us

Address & Hours
666 Walnut Street
Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 245-8400

Museum Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(closed on bank holidays)
Educational Resources

Quarterly Saturday Openings

We will be open the first Saturday of each month ( May through October). The dates are as follows:

5/6/17: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
6/3/17: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
7/1/17: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
8/5/17: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
9/2/17: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
10/7/17: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Book a Group Visit

We are open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed on bank holidays). Admission is free.

Tours are available for school classes and other groups, depending on available tour guides.
Call our museum (515) 245-8400 for more information, or email us at

Wells Fargo History Museums

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