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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number: 404 331 5190
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Start at the visitor center and then work your way around the three main...
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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This was really moving although some of the area around it was a bit scary for walking. Was very humbled by what we saw. The exhibition was very good. The cemetery war a tranquil... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This was really moving although some of the area around it was a bit scary for walking. Was very humbled by what we saw. The exhibition was very good. The cemetery war a tranquil place. The only down side was the book shop was closed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visited with an extended family group of 17 people aged from early 70's down to 2 months old, which made for slower progress than if visiting solo. We found it very educational for all involved. Lots of outside areas to walk through including the preserved neighborhood. For inside stuff there are multiple exhibit buildings with several book/gift shops. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was a spur of the moment trip for our family and a visit to this memorial made the entire trip worth it. My son came face to face with what has only been an abstract history lesson for him. We enjoyed learning about what propelled MLK to fight for civil rights. The presence of Ghandi's teachings and how it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Martin Luther King, Jr's home and was extremely impressed with the facility and how it captured the childhood home of one of the world's greatest leaders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to the King Center and memorial. My first visit was in 1988 as a teenager. At the time, the "new" Ebenezer Church across the street from the old church hadn't been built. On this visit as an adult, there were a couple of changes. The National Park Service has acquired the King sites on Auburn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Free convenient parking, clearly marked maps of historical sites, informative movies in visitor center, and highlight was a reenactment of the I Have a Dream speech in the Ebenezer Baptist church where the Kings were ministers for decades. I got chills along with others in the audience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I visited this site and the block where he was raised on and it was so surreal. He was a true leader and visionary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is such a well-done exhibit. I especially like the audio/video clips that bring the exhibits to life. Also, it is so cool to visit the church and all the buildings along Auburn Avenue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

You could spend a day looking around this site, go into the Church where MLK preached. A walk around and you will see his house and much more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

One of the main attractions in Atlanta is the MLK Historic site and I know why. There is a rich history on Martin Luther King how he came up through the church and eventually became the leader of the civil rights movement. We visited Ebenezer Church where his father was pastor for over 40 years and MLK the assistant pastor.... More 

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