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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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What an exceptional place

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Great Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We arrived in the Richmond area earlier than planned, so I did a quick look on Tripadvisor for recommended places to visit. Being fans of the National Park Service, we found the Maggie Walker House hours and arrived at the opening time, 9AM. Blessing being the first-personal attention! The rangers greeted us and immediately adjusted to our time frame. Recommended... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My son and I visited Richmond and spent time at the historic battlefield sites. One of the NPS rangers recommended we include a stop at the Maggie Walker site. What a wonderful suggestion because it became our unexpected and favorite experience in Richmond. It's so easy to just park outside and go in for a visit. And once there, you... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I loved the story of how the people joined together to form institutes of higher learning for people of color to excel. The history of how the women at Maggie Walker and the men at Virginia Union joined together to produce some of the greatest preachers, lawyers and mathematicians was very enlightening.

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Marietta
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

WOW!! This was a really nice historic site. We didn't know much about Maggie L Walker but when we left , we left with an understanding of who she was and what she did for African Americans as well as the country. In school they only touch on who she was and that was an African American who became an... More 

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