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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

110 1/2 E. Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23219
804-771-2017
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Ranked #15 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The remarkable life and achievements of this famous early 1900s African-American entrepreneur, first woman bank president in the U.S. and social... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is the untold story of business success for a Black American woman in the heart of the South. Her resolve & intellect will be inspirational.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I admit I had never heard of Maggie Walker but I'm glad I learned bout her! Ben Anderson was the Ranger who led our tour and he is clearly well-versed in and enthusiastic about his subject. Ms. Walker is best known as the first female bank president but that is only one of many accomplishments. She led efforts to help... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My Husband and I were lucky enough to have a tour with only the Guide. He was obviously well versed about the history and answered each question we posed. I wish NC residents could share in this part of our history. Excellent tour.

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Richmond, Virginia
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100 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was my 4th visit to the house. As far as the quality of the interpretation it seems to be a crapshoot. I have had two tours in which I could have clearly given a better tour and two solid tours where I, and the group, both learned something new. The last tour was excellent even though the park ranger... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A great place to learn about the history of Afro-American capitalism. A furnishing a wonderful and unique. A National Park Service site so free admission and a gift shop. Short film sets the tone for a personalize tour by site personnel.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

After the Confederate White House tour, we decided to walk down and see Maggie Walker's home. I had tried to access the NHP website page unsuccessfully a couple of times through this website. Its an interesting neighborhood as other successful african americans of her time lived on the block. There are signs pointing out where the others lived.

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Prince George, Virginia
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19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The park service guides were very knowledgeable. Well preserved items. Very informative. A must for students.

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Easily overlooked, this site tells the story of the first black woman to charter a bank in the United states at a time when women were not in business and blacks were discouraged from being in business.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Close in to downtown Richmond and the NPS Iron Works is a wonderful National Monument to some one practicing what we need more of, People Organization for Good. The staff we met were extremely friendly and helpful. The movie does a great job of acquainting you with Mrs. Walker and the technology does a good job of setting the stage... More

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

what a phenominal piece of history in Richmond Virginia thoroughly explained & displayed everyone should take an opportunity to see this on their visit to Richmond Virginia

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