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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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Truly Inspirational

I was so excited to learn about this lady. Her story is so uplifting and reinforces the notion that if you work hard, good things will happen. Her biggest obstacle was overcoming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was so excited to learn about this lady. Her story is so uplifting and reinforces the notion that if you work hard, good things will happen. Her biggest obstacle was overcoming a segregated city of Richmond and founded the first bank owned by an African American and was a board member on several different businesses in Richmond. Her home... More 

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coral gables
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We attend as many National Park Service sites as possible, and have never left unsatisfied. Same here. Go. Learn. Be proud.

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Hampton, Virginia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational and interesting. You can become immersed in the period when you tour the house. A must see.

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew very little about Miss Walker before our visit. The film was informative and the guide we had was very knowledgeable and did an outstanding job. A very interesting piece of history that I'm sure not many people know about.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another small site gem for the NPS. The visitor center is small and full of info. The house is fantastic, nearly completely furnished and laid out as when Mrs Walker lived there. The tour was thorough and engaging. The Jr ranger program fit the property and enhanced the visit, as the best ones do.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I couldn't believe how well preserved (90%) the house and its furnishings are. It's as though Maggie Walker still lives there. The neighborhood offers a lot of fascinating history. Our park ranger did a great job on the tour of the house.

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Lake Worth, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 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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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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