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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 #20 of 97 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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Richmond, Virginia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
96 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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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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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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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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Great place to learn more about black history in the United States. My only complaint is that a lot of standing was involved in the tour and I wish I had a collapsible chair to carry around with me from room to room. We had no difficulty finding street parking nearby.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I was in the neighborhood visiting Festival of India in the Richmond Convention Center. I knew about this place and wanted to visit it for sometime. I got off early from the convention center and walked to Maggie L. Walker historic site. It looked small, nondescript from outside. We almost tried to go inside the site from the wrong side... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Fabulous surprise. Ended up with private tour by Park Ranger that was slated to be less than an hour. We were so fascinated and he was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable we went about 2 hours. I did not know anything about this woman or the site but was inspired to go by glowing reviews on Tripadvisor. I concur with the... More

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