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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

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Address: 110 1/2 E. Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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+1 804-771-2017
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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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Wonderfully preserved home of one the pioneers of Black History in RIchmond

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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. Ninety percent of the home is furnished with her original pieces. You will enjoy visit... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 block again. Parking is somewhat limited in the area, but found a spot. I didn't... More 

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Thank wewhynot
Gaithersburg, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

A very well restored piece of history that can be enjoyed by all. Watching the movie and touring the home confirms that one person can make a significant difference for others by pursuing a God-given idea. Sean the docent was well suited for his role and did outstanding job.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Maggie Walker is an inspirational leader. One of the 1st African American business women. Ben super.

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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We only heard about Maggie Walker because the house is in my NPS "Passport" book, but am soo glad we went. Great presentation by the park ranger of Ms. Walker's background and life, and good overview of life on 2nd Ave during the Jim Crow period ... nice snapshot into a small piece of Richmond's diverse cultural tapestry.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We toured the national historical home of Maggie L. Walker before going to lunch. Sad to say I don't recall ever hearing of Mrs. Walker until just recently . So needless to say I found it to be a very interesting tour. The tour was led by Natoonal Park Service ranger and she was very knowledgeable about Mrs Walker. I... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Maggie Walker house is a great tour. Well preserved by her family and NPS. A must see if you are in Richmond.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 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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