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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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And she persisted

A hard working woman of vision. Her family made sure to protect her house so they could protect her... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deborah C
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Lynchburg
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Excellent tour; ranger did a great job tailoring it to little kids

My kids and I loved this National Historical Site. The site itself is very well done, with exhibits... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
zumbadora123
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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110 1/2 E Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23219-1308
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 19 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 5 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 7 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 25 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

1  Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Showcases the life of this great woman and successful entrepreneur who succeeded despite being born into slavery and living through segregation. Run by the National Parliament Service. Open Monday to Saturday

1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I decided to visit the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site while returning from Jamestown and considering going to Richmond National Battlefield. The site is a very nice place to visit, however, I initially missed seeing the sign advertising the location and went around the...More

1  Thank wewhynot
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Maggie was a truely remarkable female who was a pioneer for woman. The movie about her life is a must then take the house tour.

1  Thank tanddGaithersburg_MD
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