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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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Personable, knowledgeable guide gives inspiring tour

I recently toured the site with my college-age daughter and my best friend from college. Though... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
BSK5
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Annapolis, Maryland
An awesome place to take the family.

An awesome place to take the family. This is a spot that even the locals miss. I took my daughter... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
fruitb0wlk
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“park ranger” (8 reviews)
“amazing lady” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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110 1/2 E Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23219-1308
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank fruitb0wlk
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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 12 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

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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
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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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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Gina for giving us the best tour. Maggie was an amazing woman. Appreciative of the staffs willingness to squeeze us in a busy morning

Thank John R
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

It was a nice small National Historic site. Visitor center is small and you have to go on a tour to see her house and rest of the buildings.

Thank janelle h
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

How wonderful to hear about this impressive woman. Really interesting tour and video. Our whole family learned so much. When I got back to work I shared her story with coworkers and how inspirational she is. Thanks to the NPS for creating this site.

1  Thank KRC2015
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Our kids do the Junior Ranger program, and this NPS has a Junior Ranger badge. I knew nothing about Maggie Walker before coming here. This was her house...and it is frozen in time. The tour was very informative and interesting. It was especially valuable if...More

Thank beth070303
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