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MAGGIE L WALKER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE    
804-771-2017                                                 www.nps.gov/malw
600 N. 2nd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

DIRECTIONS: I-95 North, Exit 76A or I-95 South, Exit 76B, left at stoplight, left onto Leigh Street, located 2nd and Leigh Street.  Tours start at Visitor Center.. I-95 South Exit 76B at Belvidere and turn left at the stop sign onto West Leigh Street. Go approximately 8 blocks to 2nd Street where the National Historic Site is located on the left.

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site commemorates the life of a progressive and talented African American woman. Despite many adversities, she achieved success in the world of business and finance as the first woman in the United States to found and serve as president of a bank. The site includes her residence of thirty years. The house is restored to its 1930's appearance with original Walker family pieces.

PARKING:  All visitors use same on-street parking. Free street parking is available on 2nd Street.

TYPES OF PATHS:  City streets and sidewalks with low curb cuts.  Some areas do have steep grades which would require assistance for persons in wheelchairs.  Ramp provided.

ENTRANCE:  Tours leave from the Visitor Center (600 N. Second St.)  The house has steps to second floor.  Handrails.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  In separate building in courtyard next to Visitior Center.  Doors are 35 in. wide, open in.  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 37 in. doors opening out, and handrails.  Toilet 19 in. high, with 26 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height 34 in.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.

SPECIAL SERVICES:

For guests with mobility disabilities, the visitor center, exhibit building and first floor of the house are accessible to wheelchair users.

For guests with hearing disabilities, there is a 10 minute closed caption is available.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are documents in large print on non-glossy surface.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Free admission.  Open for guided tours 9-5 Tues-Sat, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. November - February the site closes at 4:30  Closed Sun and Mon. Reservation required for groups of ten or more. 

 

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