How long does it take to tour Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site?
We recommend that you set aside one and a half hours to visit the visitor center and Mrs. Walker's home.
Where should I start my visit?
Start your visit to Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site at the park's visitor center, 600 N. 2nd Street in downtown Richmond's historic Jackson Ward.
Where do I park?
Street parking is available on 2nd Street.
How can I purchase a National Park Pass?
Neither the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site nor the Richmond National Battlefield Park sell the National Park Annual Pass or Senior Pass. The closest park to the Richmond area where they can be purchased is Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown, VA (60 miles east). Both of these National Park Passes can also be purchased online through the following link: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm. National Park Passes that do not require a purchase - including the Access Pass, Annual 4th Grade Pass, and the Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military - can be obtained at Richmond National Battlefield Park's Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works, located at 470 Tredegar Street in Richmond.
Do you have any kids' programs?
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site has a Junior Ranger program available to children ages 4 and up. You can request the program at the visitor center desk.
Do you have any ranger-conducted activities?
Ranger-conducted tours of Mrs. Walker's home are offered Tuesday through Saturday, at the top of the hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The tours begin in the visitor center with a 20-minute introductory film, and conclude with a 30-40-minute tour of Mrs. Walker's home. Please call the park at (804) 771-2017 if you are planning a visit with a group of ten or more people.
Is there a fee?
There is no entrance fee to visit Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site.
How do I use your park for research?
You can get assistance on many questions by visiting the park visitor center. Detailed research using the park's library or archives requires an appointment with the park curator, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (804) 771-2017 x. 33 to make those arrangements.