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 found and
serve as president of a bank. The site includes her residence of
thirty years. The house is restored to its 1930's appearance
with original Walker family pieces. Average: 0.36, federal;
Maggie L. Walker
National Historic Site
Learn more about Mrs.. Walker
Visit our Maggie L. Walker Expanded Home PageVISITATION:
Highest in February, March and July; lowest in September and
110 1/2 East Leigh Street
3215 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
OPERATING HOURS, SEASONS:
Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., all year; closed:
New Years Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Visitors traveling west on I-64 or north on I-95 take exit
76A, Chamberlayne Avenue, turn left at the light, go to the first
light and turn left onto West Leigh Street. Go 2 1/2 blocks to
the Site on the left.
Visitors traveling east on I-64 or south on I-95, take exit 76B
at Belvidere and turn left at the stop sign. Go approximately 7
1/2 blocks to the Site on the left at 110 1/2 East Leigh
Limited parking and bus parking is available on Second Street.
Metered spaces are available on adjacent streets. Parking deck
for Richmond Coliseum is within four blocks.
City buses, taxies, personal vehicle.
FEES, COSTS, RATES:
No admission fees. Donations accepted.
FACILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES:
Visitor center contains exhibits on the life of Maggie Lena Walker and the Jackson Ward community. There is also an eight-minute audio-visual program on Mrs. Walker's life. Tours of Mrs.. Walker's house leave from the visitor center on the hour and half-hour.
Ranger guided tours are given on a first-come first-served
basis, groups of ten or more must make reservations. For
information on special events call (804) 771-2017.
Other Concessions/NPS-Managed Visitor Facilities and
Eastern National Parks and Monument Association operates a small
The first floor of the house museum is accessible to
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES/PARK USE:
Visitation to the house museum. Attendance at special
scheduled events and festivals.
BASIC VISIT RECOMMENDATIONS:
Set aside half hour to an hour for guided tour.
SPECIAL EVENTS, PROGRAMS:
Special weekend activities during February. July 15th
Birthday Celebration. Open house during the Second Street
Festival the first weekend in October. Historic house tours
during the Christmas holidays with period decorations. Call the
site for specific information on the topics, dates, and times for
all of the above: (804) 771-2017.
ADJACENT VISITOR ATTRACTIONS:
Black History and Cultural Museum of Virginia, Inc.,
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and Police Museum.
Call (804) 771-2017 or email Celia Suggs.
Last Updated: Friday, 05-Mar-99 10:48:10 by Susie Sernaker.