I love stumbling on places like this – totally unexpected.  Just 2 blocks from City Hall is the 1928 gorgeous Beaux-Arts building that houses the Wells Fargo History Museum.  This small (FREE) museum has videos, displays and hands-on exhibits detailing the history of Wells Fargo and Westward Expansion in the 1800’s.

Highlights include a replica stage coach (great for photo ops):

Wells Fargo Museum Philadelphia
Tobey and Pop Pop ready for their long ride westward…

And a display of gold nuggets:Gold Nuggets Wells Fargo Museum Philadelphia

If you have any actual banking to do, the teller area in the lobby is gorgeous and has an authentic stagecoach:

Tobey says: Blah….

NOTE: The museum is closed on weekends.