Wells Fargo Portland Museum

Museums: Portland

Learn how Wells Fargo connected Oregon communities by stagecoach and steamboats on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Enjoy the museum on your own, or set up a free guided tour.

Note: The Portland Museum is temporarily closed for renovations and will re-open in August. During the closure, please contact us if you are interested in scheduling an off-site education program.

Free programs that come to you

Wells Fargo Portland Museum Exhibits
We are taking our children and adult programs on the road while the museum is under renovation.
Have your children learned financial literacy? Do they know about Oregon’s gold rushes? In our education programs, children engage in hands-on activities that show how money moves around communities today and during Oregon’s gold rushes.
Do you have a Scouts troop? By participating in our programs, Scouts earn fun patches and learn about budgets, banks, and money management.
Would your senior center be interested in a free program? Our adult program focuses on how innovation has sped up the movement of money, made money more secure, and offered new ways to borrow money.

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Visit Us

Address & Hours
Located in downtown Portland, the museum is a short walk from the Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Historical Society.
NOTE: Our Portland Museum will be temporarily closed for renovations beginning August 11, 2018 through September 3, 2019.
1300 SW 5th Ave 2nd floor
Portland, Oregon 97201
Museum Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(closed on bank holidays)
Educational Resources
Online Museum Store

Education Programs

  • Take a family portrait in front of the stagecoach
  • Send a telegram
  • Solve puzzles
  • Pan for gold – by appointment only (503-886-1102)
  • Treasure hunt
    • Financial literacy program
    Hands on Banking
    • Pony Express for Kids
    • Rock to pocket tour
    • Student Curators – How to create student exhibits
    • Treasure hunt
    • Getting Around pre-school program
    • Storytime at the Stagecoach
    • Crime Scene Investigation: Officers in Pursuit
    • Diversity presentations
    • Riding the Rails with Wells Fargo
    • Wells Fargo and Steamers thru Oregon
    • Wells Fargo and the Gold Rush
    • Wells Fargo and the Pony Express
    • Wells Fargo in Oregon
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    Book a Tour

    Thank you for your interest in a guided tour! Please be aware that if you wish to visit us at your own leisure, without a guide, you are welcome to do that anytime without an appointment. We are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed on bank holidays). Admission is free.
    Ready to book? Please call (503) 886-1102

    Wells Fargo Online Museum Store

    Group II Communications is the approved supplier for Wells Fargo Online History Museum gifts and collectibles. Shop a curated assortment of Wells Fargo branded merchandise. Merchandise on this website may not be available in Wells Fargo History Museum store locations throughout the U.S. Learn more about the Wells Fargo Museum Store.

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