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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  • I'm so glad I made this part of my visit to Richmond. You can get a real sense of a person by visiting their home. The rangers fill in her life story while you're looking at the artifacts of her...  more »
  • Don’t miss this! It was the unexpected highlight of our Richmond trip! Learning about Maggie Walker's life was very inspirational. This National Park historic site is extremely well run. The...  more »
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  • I, rather shamefully, had never heard of Maggie Walker before coming to this park. I left with an appreciation for all she did for her community (and in turn, America). Park ranger Ben Anderson have a thoughtful and respectful tour of her home where he was careful to note the significance of her standing for the period. After our visit here, this is easily one of my favorite national parks -- up there with Yellowstone!
  • This was a remarkable woman who did amazing things with no excuses. So happy that we stopped and visited this site. This American Hero is definitely unsung, she overcame and accomplished things that would be hard to do today, but she did it as a Black Woman in what was the Capital of the Confederacy.

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