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, turn right on Jackson, left on 3rd, right of Leigh St, then right on 2nd St. Coming North on I-95, take exit 76A for Chamberlayne Ave, turn left on Chamberlayne Pkwy, left of Leigh St, then left on 2nd St.

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