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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Wonderful home to visit for an amazing lady

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Gaithersburg, MD
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Gaithersburg, MD
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

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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