Things To Do
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.
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!
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?
The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank issued 625 mortgages to black families in its first years of operation, remarkable for a time when it was extremely difficult for African Americans to receive mortgages from other banks.