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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Old Fourth Ward)
Phone Number: 404 331 5190
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Ranked #5 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Start at the visitor center and then work your way around the three main sites in this historic park: the home in which the leader of the Civil Rights movement in America was born, the church where he preached and the memorial site where he is buried. A major Atlanta attraction, the park draws some 500,000 visitors each year.
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This was a great lesson in U.S. history, as well as in understanding and appreciating the civil rights movement! Helpful staff. Free! Well worth the visit!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It's an area with several places to visit including his birthplace..very interesting and well laid out.Pleasant to walk around.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Every part of this site was interesting, informative and inspiring. It is an absolute must see in Atlanta.

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I am so glad that I was able to visit the MLK site. I had visited Atlanta in 2013, and regretted that I did not get to go here. All Americans should visit to get a sense of history, what it was like in this era, and then reflect on the need to continue the struggle. I really enjoyed the... More

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HONOLULU
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We learned a lot about what happened during the 60's and how he grew up here. We saw the Shot gun homes and the place where he lived, his grave monument and the great museum.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr Martin Luther King preached is interesting and and a place to contemplate. Across the road at the main centre we watched a very thought-provoking film about the his life and the awful deeds and inequality to the colored population and their struggle to overcome it at great human cost.

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Our reunion host booked a bus, whifh made this area convenient to visit. Ivwas moved by the somber atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you're in Atlanta do not pass this site up. Not only will you learn or refresh yourself about the civil rights movement but you will get to see a small depiction of how we lived back then!

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Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This site is part of the National Park Service. It was very informative about Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This site gives a good overview of the civil rights struggle and MLK's role in it. Altho the focus is on him - his birth home, his neighborhood growing up, tomb - segregation and civil rights are explained as well. It's a poweful and moving testament to those who struggled, and those who continue the fight. The tour guides are... More

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