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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site


Located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site preserves the final home of Maggie Lena Walker, an educator, community activist, and a pioneer of business for black women. She was the first black woman bank president, and one of the first women bank presidents, white or black. She also championed minority and women’s rights in the early 1900s.

Stop by the Visitor Center to pick up information on the Historic Site and to begin your tour of the Walker House. Tours are given at the top of each hour starting at 10 AM. You can also take a walking tour of Jackson Ward, the neighborhood surrounding Walker’s home on East Leigh Street. Jackson Ward is one of the nation’s largest National Historic Landmark Districts pertaining to black history.


Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site is open year-round on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, except when closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Times can always change, so before making travel plans be sure to get the latest schedule on the National Park Service’s official Operating Hours and Seasons web page for the park.


There are no fees to visit the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site.


Visitor Center
allow up to 30 minutes

Walker House Tour
allow 1 hour

Jackson Ward Walking Tour
allow 1 hour

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Last updated on March 20, 2023
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