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
Online Museum Store


August Pop-up Exhibits: Assaying

Ever wonder what happened to gold after it was discovered in the mountains during the California Gold Rush? How much was gold worth and how its value was determined? Make your way to the museum to find out and take part in this hands-on presentation.

Wednesday, August 2, from 2 pm – 3pm
Tuesday, August 8, from 2 pm – 3pm
Wednesday, August 16, from 2pm – 3pm
Tuesday, August 22, from 2 pm – 3pm
Wednesday, August 30, from 2 pm – 3pm

August Noontime Talks: Stagecoaches

Do you think you could outrun a stagecoach? How many people could ride on a stagecoach at one time? How long would it take to travel from Omaha to Sacramento on a stagecoach? Stop by the museum to learn the answers to these questions and many more.

Thursday, August 3, at noon
Wednesday, August 9, at noon
Tuesday August 15, at noon
Wednesday, August 23, at noon
Tuesday, August 29, at noon

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

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.

Wells Fargo History Museums

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