Just 2 blocks from City Hall is the 1928 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):

 

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Tobey and PopPop

 

And a display of gold nuggets:

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

Today’s restaurant adventure was The Rooster Soup Company – the latest addition to Michael Solomonov’s Philly restaurant empire, which includes (among others): Zahav, Federal Donuts, and Dizengoff .

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This luncheonette serves a rotating menu of soups made from spare chicken parts left over from Federal Donut’s fried chicken (we had cauliflower and smoked matzo ball with dill), sandwiches (a BLT with pickled green tomatoes and a potato pancake) and an incredible coconut cream pie (sadly, no photo – we ate it too quickly).  100% of the profits go to support vulnerable Philadelphians through the Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality Collaborative.

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Wells Fargo History Museum: https://www.wellsfargohistory.com/museums/philadelphia/