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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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History Tour

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

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

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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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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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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