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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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Great Preservation Site

Maggie Walker's home is a great place to learn about this woman who rose up and made something of herself. I visited on a field trip with my child. The site details her rise to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Midlothian, Virginia
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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Maggie Walker's home is a great place to learn about this woman who rose up and made something of herself. I visited on a field trip with my child. The site details her rise to be a banker and more. Kids can even try on a piece of clothing while they're there. It's a great historic site in Richmond's Jackson... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Awesome historical tour. Ms. Walker was amount the first women to found a bank. The first African American woman to do so. She was an amazing woman who preserved in business, community, and her church. This is a piece of history that shows determination and education will take you far. In addition, the tour of her home shows many household... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This National Park Service site offers intimate tours of Maggie Walker's home as she left it in the 1930s. You will learn a lot about Maggie Walker as a black woman business pioneer and all she did for the black community and the city of Richmond. The decor in her home is really neat and the guides are very knowledgeable.... More 

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

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

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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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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