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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site


Maggie L Walker National Historic SiteThe 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.

The visitor center contains exhibits on the life of Maggie Lena Walker and the Jackson Ward community. There is also a short audio-visual program on Mrs. Walker's life. Tours of Mrs. Walker's house leave from the visitor center.


Getting There:
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 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 Street.