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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

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Address: 110 1/2 E. Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804-771-2017
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The remarkable life and achievements of this famous early 1900s...
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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Wonderful staff to tell the story of a more wonderful woman!

Every time I learn something new about Maggie Walker, my jaw drops even more. The staff there do a marvelous job telling her story of overcoming in the face of adversity and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Every time I learn something new about Maggie Walker, my jaw drops even more. The staff there do a marvelous job telling her story of overcoming in the face of adversity and the ingenuity and perseverance of a woman who had all the odds stacked against her. Very inspiring. A hidden gem in Richmond!

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Maggie L. Walker was very educational. This African American did a lot to educate and empower others in the community.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Maggie L.Walker National Historic Site is a great treasure for the City of Richmond. Mrs. Walker demonstrated how it was possible to move upward and helped many of those who participated in her business ventures. Her home demonstrates the remarkable people she knew and associated with. It is a Must See in Richmond.

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Southern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I was running late & missed the last home tour, but found the video to be very informative and interesting. This is a chapter in history that is not well known. The rangers on duty were great at providing information and answering questions.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This history is amazing, the tour is amazing and the tour guide was passionate and very interesting. This is a must do on your list of things to do in Richmond

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visits to this National Park Service unit begin at the visitor center which is around the corner from the house at 600 North 2nd Street. Access to the house is through the rear after walking across the courtyard from the back of the visitor center on a ranger-led tour. The best start for a visit is to watch the 15-minute... More 

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Allenstown, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Loved the tour. We were the only ones so it was perfect we were able to talk to the tour guide and find out more information about Ms. Walker along with the history around her and the time.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a great place to learn more about Maggie Walker and her accomplishments. The rangers are experts and love to share their knowledge. You can even tour the home where Maggie Walker once lived. Her rise above adversity is inspiring!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a must see for all visitors. To be able to visit apart of Richmond history is awesome. A must see.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Took my daughter (10) and her friend here while waiting on older kids competition at the convention center. We really enjoyed learning about Maggie's very interesting life, and "playing" with the hands on exhibits, like ironing with the heavy iron she used. It sounds so simple, but it is all so different from what our kids know today.

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Additional Information about Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

Address: 110 1/2 E. Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804-771-2017
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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