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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
In southeastern Virginia, in Richmond
This row house, at 110 East Leigh Street, was the home of Maggie Lena Walker (1867-1934), a prominent African-American civic and fraternal leader who rose to prominence in post-Civil War Richmond. She is best known as the first woman bank president, serving from 1903 to 1931, in the United States. The site was authorized in 1978.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Touring house, watching film. Facilities: Visitor center, home. Bookstore. Programs & Events: Ranger-guided tours (year-round, Mon-Sat.). 2nd St. Festival (1st weekend, Oct.), Maggie Walker Birthday Celebration, mid-July, call for celebration date. Tips & Hints: Busiest Feb. and July, least crowded Sept. and Jan.
FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS
Free. No pets. Site and visitor center open Mon.-Sat. 9-5.
HOW TO GET THERE
In Richmond, at 110 E. Leigh St. via Exits 76A or В off I-95/I-64. Closest airport: Richmond (5 mi).
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site (600 N. 2nd St., Richmond, VA 23223, tel. 804/771-2017, fax 804/771-2226). Metro Richmond Convention & Visitors Bureau (5550 E. Marshall St., Richmond, VA 23219, tel. 804/782-2777).