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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 #8 of 195 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The Martin Luther King (MLK) National Historical Site (NHS) is, in fact, a series of historic structures located in the "Sweet Auburn" section of downtown Atlanta: - Fire Station # 6 - the oldest fire station in the city; - MLK birthplace, where he was raised (to the age of 12) by his parents and grandparents; - the Ebenzer Baptist... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Truly a must see and learn his/ our history. The site was amazing. I took lots of pictures, that I will always keep and share with my children. I learned a lot on this tour. I urge you to visit the sites. Wear some walking shoes!!!!! And have plenty of time

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It was awesome to be up close and personal with so many important pieces of our history. Its amazing to see the timelines of Dr. KIngs life, even his birth home. It just brings you to a different place when you sit in the church and listen to his sermons. You can only imagine what life would have been like... More

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Highland Mills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were able to see where the both are interred as well as the eternal flame. The Center itself was full of well known and more obscure facts; including tons of family pictures. It was great seeing the rich history and heroic lives being honored in such a respectful manner.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Totally FREE attraction and free parking and even the tour of his birthplace/childhood home is free! You will need to sign up at the visitor's center for the tour and obtain your ticket, but the tour and all is free. You will need at least 2-3 hours to see everything. The old firehouse is interesting, too. The gentleman who was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Suggest starting a the visitor's center, otherwise it is a little confusing. Allow time to explore church, home, memorial flame and museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Free parking, free admission, and you have to sign up for the tour of the King Family home. It was a great experience. You feel like your part of history. Also, you will learn things about Dr. King and his family you never knew. I enjoyed every minute. Bring a camera and take pictures.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

From the museum portion to the grounds to the church, this is an amazing site. The historical collection is impressive and is assembled to really pull together the full story of what happened in the Civil Rights movement in this neighborhood and beyond. Sitting in a pew in the sanctuary of the old Ebenezer Baptist church was really something. Being... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The memorial was fantastic. Everything it represented was cleverly crafted together in this memorial. The Mountains of Despair. The hope in the form of an unfinished state coming out of the mountain. The statue was intentionally left unfinished to represent that the fight for equal rights was not yet over. So clever

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My favorite part was sitting in Ebenezer Church and listening to the audio projecting through the church of a speech/sermon. I have seen film footage and it was awesome being there. I though the grounds were good. The museum was fascinating. A lot of good exhibits. Some could have been maintained better. Though, the museum is the center of the... More

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