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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

110 1/2 E Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23219-1308
+1 804-771-2017
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Historical Happiness

I expected to enjoy my time at this Historical Landmark. What I didn't expect was my ten year old... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
QueenVickie
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Richmond, Virginia
Unsung hero and activist

I'm always amazed at these amazing finds that the national park system unearths. Ms Walker's story... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
KnitsbyConnie
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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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110 1/2 E Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23219-1308
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

I expected to enjoy my time at this Historical Landmark. What I didn't expect was my ten year old nephew to be intrigued as well. It was at his prompting that we extended the day by doing our own tour of nearby places pointed out...More

1  Thank QueenVickie
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I'm always amazed at these amazing finds that the national park system unearths. Ms Walker's story is so amazing. I cheered at various spots during the intro film. Then we took a tour of her home before she passed. I want to thank the park...More

Thank KnitsbyConnie
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Lucy the intern gave us an informative and engaging tour. We were happy to learn about Maggie Walker's life and accomplishments, and hope more people learn about her contributions. We were very impressed by the efforts the staff made on behalf of visitors. Combine your...More

Thank FourforFun91
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

A hard working woman of vision. Her family made sure to protect her house so they could protect her legacy. There is a well made movie. Mrs Walker introduced some great ideas for the time into her home. She established institutions that were meant to...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My kids and I loved this National Historical Site. The site itself is very well done, with exhibits in the entrance area and a short film. My kids wanted to do the Junior Ranger book, so they watched the film and filled out some of...More

Thank zumbadora123
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I grew up in Richmond and now play tourist. This is such a great site. Our guide, Mark, park ranger, was amazing. My teenagers were even interested. It's free. Donations appreciated. Easy street parking.

Thank Kirsy1
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Mrs. Walker was a Civil Rights leader of and ahead of her time. She believed in education, and the power of the dollar to make changes. Among the latter were the opening of a store for blacks in the white shopping area;a boycott of the...More

Thank L9393NIrobertm
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is one of my favorite small NPS sites. I happened to be the only visitor at the time that I arrived and was given a private tour by NPS Ranger Ben. Since the family preserved and donated all of the furniture with the home,...More

Thank rangergirl73
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Others have already explained the prominence of Maggie Walker and her importance in American history. I'll focus on some logistical items instead. First - go! Really great information and visuals. The rangers do a good job of spinning stories about Maggie, her family and her...More

2  Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Maggie Walker was the first black woman to open a bank in the US. She started a department store where blacks could try on clothes (unlike the white owned stores that did not allow it.). Her political views were shared in a newspaper she ran....More

2  Thank JaydeeHanson
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