• Collage of images, including Maggie Walker, her home, and the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank

    Maggie L Walker

    National Historic Site Virginia

Things To Do

Take a tour!

Rangers offer guided tours of Mrs. Walker's home.

TAKE A TOUR

Park rangers provide guided tours of an exhibit hall and Mrs. Walker's home. In the exhibit hall, trace Mrs. Walker's life from her early days to her time as a community leader, bank president, and civil rights activist. Continue the tour in Mrs. Walker's historic home, preserved as a tribute to her enduring legacy of vision, courage and determination. Tours last about an hour and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you don't have time for a full tour, rangers may be able to offer an abbreviated tour.

Before your tour, watch the 12 minute introductory film. The Maggie Lena Walker Story captures the spirit of a woman who became a prominent civic leader, financier, and business woman during the early 20th century.

Reservations are required for groups of ten or more.

The park offers special events throughout the year. Check the Schedule of Events for upcoming programs.

 
Earn a Junior Ranger patch

Earn a patch or badge by completing the Junior Ranger activity book.

BECOME A JUNIOR RANGER

Pick up a Junior Ranger activity booklet and start your quest to explore, learn and discover more about Maggie Walker. Once you have completed the booklet, return to the visitor center to receive your Junior Ranger Badge. Check out the For Kids section for more fun activities!

 
Historic Jackson War tour

TOUR THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Learn more about the neighborhood Mrs. Walker knew and loved in the Historic Jackson Ward podcast tour. IPods are available to borrow at the front desk of the Visitor Center.

Did You Know?

Electric car

Maggie Walker loved the newest technology and fashions. In 1910, she sold her horses and carriage, and bought an electric car.