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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, Richmond

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  • Mrs. Walker was a Civil Rights leader of and ahead of her time. She believed in education, and the power of the dollar to make changes. Among the latter were the opening of a store for blacks in the w...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite small NPS sites. I happened to be the only visitor at the time that I arrived and was given a private tour by NPS Ranger Ben. Since the family preserved and donated all of t...  more »
  • Others have already explained the prominence of Maggie Walker and her importance in American history. I'll focus on some logistical items instead. First - go! Really great information and visuals. The...  more »
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  • No doudt a must see for all. My mom and I visited this historical site today Aug 28 2015 and the tour was informative and enlightening. Our tour guide Patrick was great. Mary Walker was indeed a pioneer in her own right and definitely should be recognized of all her hard work and great contributions she made very glad we got to expierence her legacy.
  • A very inspiring woman.
  • She is amazing person.
  • I love the story of Maggie Walker, and wanted to share it with family visiting from out of town, but my latest visit showed the inconsistency in the quality of tour guides. Yesterday, I visited the Maggie Walker House with my children and parents, who were visiting from out-of-town. Our tour guide, a young female ranger, graciously gave us a speedy tour, and reminded us frequently throughout the tour that she " had a large group scheduled to come in thirty minutes, so I need to get you through quickly." I found that in her attempt to "finish us up quickly", that she didn't allow enough time for my 70+ year old parents to even read the placards of information on the walls, as her desire was to "keep us all together as a group" so that she could monitor our actions around the priceless objects. I found that she didn't attempt to tailor the tour for our group;she spoke to us as if she had to explain racism to us, an African-american family, in elementary terms. She left out many facts, and seemed annoyed when asked; I suppose she perceived them to be too many questions. All in all, I hope that she will mature as a tour guide, and not make assumptions about groups, learn to have respect for the patrons, and learn to be more gracious and polished. Unfortunately, I will have to take the tour with my family the next time they are in town, to hopefully be allowed the opportunity to get the full scope and magnitude of what this tremendous woman did in spite of all the odds lined up against her. I only hope that young female ranger, if present that day, will allow someone else to give us the tour; I didn't enjoy the feeling that we were an annoyance to her. Oddly, even as we left, I never did see that large tour group; maybe she said something to shake their desire to show up. The high note is the story of ML Walker was so intriguing to my seven year old son, that he immediately wrote a paper about her when he got home. A truly inspirational woman!