Museums: San Francisco

Come visit Wells Fargo’s flagship museum located at corporate headquarters in the heart of the financial district. Located at the site where Wells Fargo first opened for business in 1852, the museum tells the story of how Wells Fargo provided banking and express services to pioneers in Gold Rush San Francisco.

Exhibits Include

Immerse yourself in many fascinating exhibits, including
  • Learn how to drive a stagecoach
  • Send an express package
  • Use vintage bank machines
  • Send a message via working telegraphs to another Wells Fargo museum
  • Ride in a replica stagecoach listening to stories from stagecoach drivers and passengers

Visit Us

Address & Hours
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94163
(415) 396-2619

Museum Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(closed on bank holidays)
Educational Resources


Since 1852

Anniversary Day

Friday, March 17, from 9 am – 4pm
Design your own birthday cards for your friends and family, and we’ll deliver the cards for you. Card-making supplies will be out for visitors to get creative. We’ll also conduct toy stagecoach races from 10 am to noon.

Stagecoach Days

Monday, April 3, to Friday, April 7, from 1 pm – 3 pm
Through the first week of April we’ll be celebrating the iconic stagecoach with afternoon activities and games for all ages.

Take Our Children to Work Day

Thursday, April 27, from 10 am – 2 pm
A visit to the museum allows you and your child to learn about Wells Fargo’s important role in the California Gold Rush, San Francisco History, stagecoach travel, and the settlement of the American West. Enjoy fun activities, such as:
  • Build a Stagecoach Bank
  • Send a telegram
  • Ride our stagecoach Kiddie Ride and full-size replica coach
  • Solve a stagecoach robbery

Book a Group Visit

We are open 9:00 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.
  • Small groups and families can enjoy a self-guided experience using their smart devices and through our many interactive exhibits.
  • Large drop-in groups need to schedule their visit with the museum in advance.
Call our museum (415) 396-2619 for more information, or email us at

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