Maggie Walker devoted her life to civil rights advancement, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for Jim Crow-era African Americans and women. As a bank president, newspaper editor, and fraternal leader, Walker served as an inspiration of pride and progress. Today, Walker’s home is preserved as a tribute to her enduring legacy of vision, courage, and determination.
2013 Youth Summer Leadership Institute
The Leadership Institute provides a two week experiential program for youth interested in developing leadership skills.Read More
Plan a field trip!
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site offers free, fun-filled curriculum-based educational programs throughout the year!Read More
Virtual Museum Exhibit
This exhibit explores the life and legacy of Maggie L. Walker (1864-1934), civil rights activist and trailblazing entrepreneur.Read More
We use several Social Media sites to reach out to our visitors and continue the conversation.Read More
Who was Maggie Walker?
Maggie Lena Walker’s life is a testament to hard work, determination, and courage. Learn more about her remarkable life and accomplishments.Read More
Plan your Visit!
Want to come visit us? Start planning here!Read More
Discover Jackson Ward!
Learn more about the neighborhood Maggie Walker knew and loved. Discover the people, businesses, and stories that made this neighborhood remarkable!Read More
Gain valuable experience with the National Park Service by spending a season at Maggie L. Walker NHS!Read More
Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are Very Important People, (VIPs)! We need your skills and expertise in order to achieve our mission.Read More
Did You Know?
For Christmas in 1903, the I.O. St. Luke gave Maggie Walker a Victoria (a type of horse-drawn carriage), a matched pair of black horses, and coachman’s livery.