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Maggie L Walker

National Historic Site

About the Park

Located in Richmond, Virginia, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site preserves the home of Maggie Walker, civil rights leader and first African-American woman to charter and be president of a bank. 

Key activities:

  • Visitor Center. A small visitor center offers a few exhibits and a film.

  • The Maggie Walker Home. The home can be seen by a Ranger-guided tour, currently only by reservation.


Maggie L. Walker NHS NPS Site

Discussion Topics

  • Maggie Walker worked hard to make the world a better place for people around her who didn't have as many advantages. What are some things you can do to help those around you?

  • Maggie found that she was able to accomplish a lot more with the help of an organization than all alone. With the help of all those in the Independent Order of St. Luke, she was able to accomplish many things. Are there organizations around you that you can support to help make the world a better place?

  • Maggie didn't know anything about banking at first - but that didn't stop her. Once she realized how much a bank would benefit her community, she studied and learned all she could about banking so she could start one as well. What's something you don't know about, but could improve the lives of those around you if you learned?


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