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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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Worthy, enjoyable, interesting, and so very accessible.

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... read more

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

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place is amazing of how it all begin. It seems Mrs. Walker was a very interesting business woman who built her business from "pennies". She had her share of tragedy but she always seemed to reach out and help someone. I had a good time. The tour does not take long.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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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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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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