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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

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Address: 110 1/2 E Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23219-1308
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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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So much history!

This is the preserved home of a very influential African American woman in the early 1900's. Her history and home are well worth the visit. And it's free.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 May 2016
Debra C
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Salisbury, Maryland
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Salisbury, Maryland
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is the preserved home of a very influential African American woman in the early 1900's. Her history and home are well worth the visit. And it's free.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Very much enjoy the tour of Maggie Walker Museum. Learning the history of Ms. Walker the first woman banker in US history who happens to be an African American. The museum consists of the original furnishings and art.

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Thank Adrienne S
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

What a great place! The house is like she just left to go to work. Even her dining room table was set for dinner. This museum is a motivation to anyone who visits. It's also a great example of Italianate architecture. Be sure to do the junior ranger activity and take a ranger guided tour. After the tour go to... More 

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Morristown, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The tour guides within the home are amazingly well educated on Ms. Walker, her family and the history. Left a huge impression!

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chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Did not realize who Maggie Walker was- what an interesting story of courage and grit- and ultimately success and prosperity for a woman who would not be stopped in her fight to success in segregated Richmond.

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Thank jfadds
Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

I was really surprised by this place. I expected just a run-of-the-mill historic house tour. The inside is so luxurious! So many gilded objects and beautiful furnishings! I was speechless. I felt like I was walking room by room through the Titanic. Only bit I didn't enjoy as much was the museum. The ranger spent a lot of time taking... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I had never heard of Maggie Walker, but our National Park passports showed there was a stop in Richmond so we figured we'd check it out for a stamp. We were glad we stopped! We started with a video that explained who Ms. Walker was and what she did for Richmond. Then a tour guide gave us a private tour... More 

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Thank AlnAbroad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

One of my friends recommended this place and, after traveling through Richmond a lot, I finally had time to stop. It's free, but they suggest a donation (its run the park service). I forgot my tour guides name, but he was very informative and a great guide. He not only gave the history but pointed out original artifacts. I was... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Maggie Walker's story is both inspiring and tragic, and the park rangers do a great top of conveying all that.

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Matteson, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

This was such a wonderful tours and the park rangers were very informative. Many should visit just for the history alone.

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