Determined Spirit

Maggie Lena 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.

Portrait of Maggie L. Walker as an adult
Explore Maggie L. Walker's Life

Learn about Maggie L. Walker's life as a civil rights leader, bank president and education leader in Jim-Crow Richmond Virginia

The Maggie L. Walker NHS with snow and ice on the bushes and sidewalk
Learn about House Tours and More!

Learn how to take a house tour and all the other activities you can do when you visit.

Picture of Maggie L. Walker in a chair with an attached desk
Delve into the Park Online

Enjoy the National Historic Site from the comfort of your own home through photos, videos, social media and more!

Computer graphic of NPS flat hat surrounded by text "Junior Ranger: Explore, Learn, Protect"
Maggie Walker's 160th Birthday

Two weeks of community art, special tours, and events will celebrate Maggie Walker's 160th birthday in July 2024. Learn more here.

Last updated: May 25, 2024

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3215 E Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223


(804) 226-5041 x0

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