The Birthplace of Black Entrepreneurship

Once called the Harlem of the South and the Black Wall Street of America, Jackson Ward was home to Maggie L. Walker, teacher, bank president, businesswoman and pioneer. You can visit her house and tour this cultural mecca that also gave the nation Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Celebrate gross-out art-rock band GWAR, the band formed in Jackson Ward. Tour the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. Experience nationally acclaimed soul food at Mama J’s, and see streets lined with historic homes.