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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

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Address: 110 1/2 E Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23219-1308
Phone Number: 804-771-2017
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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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Upends some ignorant assumptions I was making.

This is worth a visit, if only to see how entrepreneurship could work long ago. This is not what we think of as Southern history, but it is, and it's smarter to know it than not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lake Worth, FL

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Lake Worth, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is worth a visit, if only to see how entrepreneurship could work long ago. This is not what we think of as Southern history, but it is, and it's smarter to know it than not to know it.

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Hilton, New York
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The National Park Service does a nice job preserving and telling the story of Mrs. Walker. Plan to be about an hour depending how many people and questions in your group. Kids and the elderly can handle the few stairs and narrow 2nd floor staircase, truly not that bad. If the walls could talk! An amazing home. This is such... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I am a huge National Park and Historic Site "nerd" so the plan to stop was based on this being a National Historic Site with little knowledge of who Mrs. Walker was. After the video and then touring her home we knew who she was and why she is an important part of history. We were both very glad we... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is the preserved home of a very influential African American woman in the early 1900's. Her history and home are well worth the visit. And it's free.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Very much enjoy the tour of Maggie Walker Museum. Learning the history of Ms. Walker the first woman banker in US history who happens to be an African American. The museum consists of the original furnishings and art.

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

What a great place! The house is like she just left to go to work. Even her dining room table was set for dinner. This museum is a motivation to anyone who visits. It's also a great example of Italianate architecture. Be sure to do the junior ranger activity and take a ranger guided tour. After the tour go to... More 

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Morristown, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The tour guides within the home are amazingly well educated on Ms. Walker, her family and the history. Left a huge impression!

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chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Did not realize who Maggie Walker was- what an interesting story of courage and grit- and ultimately success and prosperity for a woman who would not be stopped in her fight to success in segregated Richmond.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

I was really surprised by this place. I expected just a run-of-the-mill historic house tour. The inside is so luxurious! So many gilded objects and beautiful furnishings! I was speechless. I felt like I was walking room by room through the Titanic. Only bit I didn't enjoy as much was the museum. The ranger spent a lot of time taking... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

I had never heard of Maggie Walker, but our National Park passports showed there was a stop in Richmond so we figured we'd check it out for a stamp. We were glad we stopped! We started with a video that explained who Ms. Walker was and what she did for Richmond. Then a tour guide gave us a private tour... More 

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