On October 17, 1998, in conjunction with the Old Time Wooden Nickel Company’s 50th anniversary, the Wooden Nickel Historical Museum held its grand opening to further public awareness about the long history of, and San Antonio’s contribution to, Wooden Nickels. Wooden Nickels have been made in San Antonio since 1948.
The Wooden Nickel Museum was originally established as a "brick and mortar" institution with over 1 million wooden nickels on display dating back over 50 years.
As the nickel factory is still open, sadly, the physical museum closed its doors to the public in 2018, but the virtual museum remains for all to enjoy. So sit back, relax, and take a virtual tour from the comfort of your living room. Admission is free and the dress code is optional!
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