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Maggie L Walker National Historic Site, Richmond

Maggie L Walker National Historic Site - Richmond, Virginia
Maggie L Walker National Historic Site
600 N 2nd St, Richmond, VA 23219Map
+1 804 771 2017
Neighborhood: Jackson Ward
Overview

"Let us have a bank that takes nickels and turns them into dollars." These were the words of Maggie Walker in a speech to the Board of what is now the oldest surviving black-operated bank in the United States, Consolidated Bank and Trust. This remarkable woman was its founder and was also the developer of a successful insurance company that worked to ensure proper health care and burials for African-Americans. Ms. Walker was the daughter of a former slave and a white abolitionist. The 22-room house built in 1883, where she lived for 30 years, is now open to the public for tours. Admission is free.

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Maggie L Walker National Historic Site General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Tours
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