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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

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The park starts you off with a video about Maggie L. Walker. If gives you a glimpse into who she... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tiffany S
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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This was very interesting to history buffs like my parents. I'm a new fan!

I complained the entire time that my mother made us go on this boring adventure, but it was... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Chocgrad39
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Richmond, Virginia
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park starts you off with a video about Maggie L. Walker. If gives you a glimpse into who she was. This house had so many things that was before its time; it has a bidet, laundry room and an elevator. It is well kept....More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I complained the entire time that my mother made us go on this boring adventure, but it was actually fascinating! Love hearing about the lives of former residents that were dominant in an era where no one thought anything about them was special! If you...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Great historic monument to a WoC who pioneered against prejudice and fiscal poverty to be a powerful force in her community

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I knew nothing about this place before I visited save what I read in the Park brochure. I lucked out and got a private tour of the house from of the rangers. Do not skip the introduction video as it is key to understanding this...More

1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I recently toured the site with my college-age daughter and my best friend from college. Though I've been to Richmond multiple times, I had never been to the Maggie Walker Museum. Having read her story, however, I wanted to learn more about this inspiring and...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

An awesome place to take the family. This is a spot that even the locals miss. I took my daughter for the first time a few years back and was very impressed that this location. Multiple scouts go to this location for the girls to...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

My partner and I visited the Maggie Walker house during a vacation through Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia. We were quickly fascinated by the woman who was the first African American woman President of a bank, and left inspired by and in awe of all...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

My oldest daughter and I visited the site on a Thursday. We took the house tour with Ranger Ben. I learned so much about Maggie Walker from the visitor center film and especially from Ranger Ben. Ranger Ben did a great job of bringing history...More

1  Thank Quintin T
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This building is in downtown. Parking is on the street. Tours are every hour on the hour. A tour consists of a 20 minute video follow by a 30 minute tour of the house. Mrs Walker was an amazing lady and it was most interesting...More

2  Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 18 November 2017

I was unaware of Maggie L. Walker. Boy did a learn to appreciate her at this site. Mrs. Walker was the first African American woman to start a bank. She did this during the Jim Crow era. I admire her accomplishments. Be sure to watch...More

1  Thank Katie K
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