Maggie L Walker National Historic Site

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Maggie L Walker Historic Site Information

Tour Maggie Walker's historic Richmond home and learn about her role in civil rights and empowerment for African Americans.

The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site commemorates the life of a progressive and talented African American woman. Despite many adversities, she achieved success in the world of business and finance as the first woman in the United States to charter and serve as president of a bank.

The site includes her residence of thirty years and a visitor center detailing her life and the Jackson Ward community in which she lived and worked. The house is restored to its 1930's appearance with original Walker family pieces.

 

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