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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Old Fourth Ward)
404 331 5190
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As featured in 3 days in Atlanta
Ranked #4 of 194 attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When I hear Atlanta, my mind automatically thinks of the late Reverend Dr. King so for me this site was a must. Take the Marta lines running east and get off at the Martin Luther King stop. Dr. King lived and preached in the poor side of Atlanta. This will put you on the nicer side of the community and... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It was awesome! I loved it all. It was huge but well worth the walk and experience! I appreciate all that I took in from that museum.

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Allen, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I visited this site in June and was completely impressed. There are a couple of museums, plus the house Martin Luther King Jr. was born in, as well as his tomb. Also on site is the church he preached in as a young man. Although the neighborhood and street that runs through the middle of the site is fully functioning,... More

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Belcamp, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I had visited the site at least 20 years ago and was pleased to see that it had been expanded and renovated. The visitor's center was new to me and we enjoyed the film of MLK's life and his importance in the civil rights era. I'm glad to see the displays of Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks included. Given... More

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

spend as much or little time as you want - very interesting, worth stopping by. More than i expected

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pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I like the fact that the exhibit is FREE. Great experience with lots of photos and history. Parking is FREE. MLK Jr is such an important figure in US History. Must see if you are in Atlanta.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great! I always love paying homage to my way-pavers! Lovely site, well maintained. Gift shop could have a little better selection - but really I should stop complaining. #mlk

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site is a MUST for everyone! Extremely moving, I could hardly stop tearing up. I just can't imagine such hatred, but it's not all about that. It's also about hope and people coming together. Very inspirational!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There is a presence felt at this historical site. It is alot of history to be learned during this adventure. A must visit if you like exploring history.

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Henderson, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This historic site is a great way to spend some time reflecting on our history and the importance of MLK Jr. Free parking is available and depending on your time frame 2-3 hours is needed to comfortably see the museum and church.

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