"Maggie Walker National Historic Site" Maggie Walker House Tip by ATXtraveler

Maggie Walker House, Richmond: 2 reviews and 6 photos


Maggie Walker was definitely a pioneer. Not the sort of pioneer that took a covered wagon out into the wild in search for gold or farming land, but a pioneer in the history of civil rights and equality. Maggie Walker was the type of woman who would not take no for an answer, and would fight for the freedoms that America is known for.

From the time she was 14 years old, she was in a constant move forward by educating herself, working her way up working with the Order of St. Luke and eventually opened up a Penny Savings Bank in Richmond to help end the cycle of poverty for African Americans in Richmond. The home that she worked so hard to build and maintain is now a national historic monument as tribute to what she went through to make it in America.

This site and the historical facts surrounding the site are well worth the price of admission, and the home and area around the home are open to the public through a guided tour hosted by the National Park Service. I would highly recommend putting this tour high on your agenda.

Address: 110-1/2 E. Leigh St., Richmond, VA 23219
Directions: Located inside Jackson Ward.
Phone: (804) 771-2017
Website: http://www.nps.gov/mawa/index.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 28, 2008
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