Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, Richmond

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The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Site located at 110½ E. Leigh Street on "Quality Row" in the Jackson Ward neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. The site was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1975. The National Historic Site was established in 1978 to tell the story of the life and work of Maggie L. Walker (1867-1934), the first woman to serve as president of a bank in the United States. It was built by George W. Boyd, father of physician, Sarah Garland Boyd Jones. The historic site protects the restored and originally furnished home of Walker. Tours of the home are offered by National Park Service rangers.
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  • In the hot button world of culture wars, the Walker historic site stands to remind us that even in the last century, a smart hard working woman with a good understanding of people could make a great.....  more
    In the hot button world of culture wars, the Walker historic site stands to remind us that even in the last century, a smart hard working woman with a good understanding of people could make a great.....  more »
  • Education, not too crowded. The perfect little off the main path experience. Highly recommended to everyone in the Richmond area. 
    Education, not too crowded. The perfect little off the main path experience. Highly recommended to everyone in the Richmond area.  more »
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  • We had a wonderful time learning about all that Maggie Walker did for the community in Richmond in a time when she had to battle against both racial and gender discrimination. Rangers Mark and Nathan were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We took the house tour with Ranger Mark who shared some wonderful stories about Maggie Walker and her family. "Carry On" with the wonderful work you do. I would definitely recommend anyone from the area or passing through to take an hour out of your day to visit here.
  • The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site was very informative. I really enjoyed walking through her house and seeing all the original artifacts that were there when she was living. The family of Mrs. Walker did an excellent job of preserving the original items. I would recommend this tour. Our park ranger, Mr. Wilcox, was excellent! He gave an engaging tour.

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