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

    Maggie L Walker

    National Historic Site Virginia

Bookstore

The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site bookstore is located in the visitor center and is operated by our cooperating association, Eastern National. Visitors can purchase books and educational items to enhance their visit to the Walker home and increase their knowledge of the National Park Service.

Your purchase supports the park! Eastern National profits support the park's educational and interpretive programs. Each year, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site host over 1000 school kids and offers over 1000 tours and programs to the public.

Learn more about Eastern National.

 
Maggie Walker gift shop
The Maggie L. Walker bookstore offers a variety of educational products, including books, reproduction artifacts, and souvenirs.
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Some of our items are not available online and can only be purchased in-person or by phone. Below are a few items available for purchase:

To order, call the bookstore at 804-771-2035 (9 A.M. - 5 P.M EST) or email us.

Or visit in person: Maggie L. Walker NHS, 600 N. 2nd Street Richmond VA 23219

 
Books and DVD about Maggie L. Walker

These two books, Maggie L. Walker and A Right Worthy Grand Mission, chronicle Walker's life and accomplishments. The DVD, The Maggie Lena Walker Story, features the park film, as well as short videos about the lives of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington.

 
Various postcards

We carry a variety of postcards featuring Maggie Walker, her home and other Civil Rights leaders.

 
Playing cards, ornaments and lapel pins

The store has an assortment of pins, magnets, bookmarks and ornaments, many with some of Walker's inspirational quotes.

 
Books on slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction

Born during the Civil War, Walker grew up during the chaotic years of Reconstruction. These books discuss the war, its causes and legacy.

 
Reproduced regalia and jewelry

Reproductions of Victorian jewelry popular during Walker's time. Reproduced Independent Order of St. Luke regalia worn by Walker and members of her fraternal order.

Did You Know?

The Van Lew Mansion in Richmond, Virginia

In 1864, Maggie Walker was born in the Richmond, Virginia home of Elizabeth Van Lew, a staunch abolitionist and famous spy for the North. Maggie’s mother Elizabeth worked for Van Lew as a housekeeper.