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A view, from the sidewalk, of the striped awning hanging over the entrance to the park
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
NPS Photo / Geoff Livingston

Maggie L Walker National Historic Site

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, as well as a visitor center detailing her life and the history of the Jackson Ward community where she lived and worked. The house is restored to its 1930's appearance with original Walker family pieces.