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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

110 1/2 E Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23219-1308
+1 804-771-2017
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An amazing story

This building is in downtown. Parking is on the street. Tours are every hour on the hour. A tour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RaleighNCtravel
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Raleigh, NC
Lots to Learn about this Entrepreneur

I was unaware of Maggie L. Walker. Boy did a learn to appreciate her at this site. Mrs. Walker was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Katie K
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Bakersfield, California
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The remarkable life and achievements of this famous early 1900s African-American entrepreneur, first woman bank president in the U.S. and social activist are celebrated here with artifacts, photographs and memorabilia.
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110 1/2 E Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23219-1308
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This building is in downtown. Parking is on the street. Tours are every hour on the hour. A tour consists of a 20 minute video follow by a 30 minute tour of the house. Mrs Walker was an amazing lady and it was most interesting...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was unaware of Maggie L. Walker. Boy did a learn to appreciate her at this site. Mrs. Walker was the first African American woman to start a bank. She did this during the Jim Crow era. I admire her accomplishments. Be sure to watch...More

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to Gina for giving us the best tour. Maggie was an amazing woman. Appreciative of the staffs willingness to squeeze us in a busy morning

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a nice small National Historic site. Visitor center is small and you have to go on a tour to see her house and rest of the buildings.

Thank janelle h
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

How wonderful to hear about this impressive woman. Really interesting tour and video. Our whole family learned so much. When I got back to work I shared her story with coworkers and how inspirational she is. Thanks to the NPS for creating this site.

Thank KRC2015
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Our kids do the Junior Ranger program, and this NPS has a Junior Ranger badge. I knew nothing about Maggie Walker before coming here. This was her house...and it is frozen in time. The tour was very informative and interesting. It was especially valuable if...More

Thank beth070303
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Well preserved home in restored and historic Jackson ward borough of Richmond. Mlw is a hero worthy of attention by all. Her grand children grew up in the house and give us very detailed information about it. Free admission as it is part of the...More

Thank SupperLenny
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I expected to enjoy my time at this Historical Landmark. What I didn't expect was my ten year old nephew to be intrigued as well. It was at his prompting that we extended the day by doing our own tour of nearby places pointed out...More

1  Thank QueenVickie
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I'm always amazed at these amazing finds that the national park system unearths. Ms Walker's story is so amazing. I cheered at various spots during the intro film. Then we took a tour of her home before she passed. I want to thank the park...More

Thank KnitsbyConnie
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Lucy the intern gave us an informative and engaging tour. We were happy to learn about Maggie Walker's life and accomplishments, and hope more people learn about her contributions. We were very impressed by the efforts the staff made on behalf of visitors. Combine your...More

Thank FourforFun91
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