Maggie L Walker National Historic Site

National Park Service, Virginia.

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.


Coming west on I-64, take exit 75 to 3rd street, turn right on Leigh St., park on 2nd street. Coming south on I-95, take exit 79 east onto I-64 east to Norfolk, then follow directions coming from the west. Coming east on I-64, take exit 190 to 5th St., Downtown, continue straight on 5th St., turn right on Jackson St., left on 3rd St., right on Leigh St., then right on 2nd St. Coming north on I-95, take exit 76A for Chamberlayne Ave, turn left on Chamberlayne Pkwy, left on Leigh St., then left on 2nd St.

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