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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 #7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I enjoyed visiting the site and seeing/learning more about the historical events. Walking through Ebeneezer Baptist Church was moving.

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Alleroed
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Come early and do the Ranger guided tour in the birthplace of MLK. If you are here on a Sunday you must attend the worship at 11am in the Ebenezer Baptist Church. This give you an impression of why the church play such an important role in the community. The reverend Raphael G.Warnock is outstanding.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This national park is very well kept and offers an a detailed look at the early influences in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's life, the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, and major events in his life. I would definitely recommend watching the 30 minute video played in the auditorium. The video is a biography of MLK Jr and includes... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A bit tricky to get to if you're not from the area, but apart from that very interesting and informative tour. The video's are excellent and walking around you really get a sense of his life and achievements, the memorial garden is excellent, and a very good gift shop too!

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New Castle, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to the ATL. Historical information to add to the minimal knowledge provided about the life and accomplishments of MLK Sr. and Jr. in traditional US public schools.

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you were not already moved by the courage of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when you visit the King Center, you will be during your visit. The vision and the dream lives on and it's almost tangible at the center. A must for anyone visiting the area and anyone with children who are learning about Civil Rights.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Small village dedicated to MLK. Walkable (10-15 min) and straight shot from MARTA station. Go early and get tix for his birthplace first. Make sure you watch the 30 min video. It's very powerful and will bring tears. Walking into the sanctuary and hearing his voice is chilling. His tomb is beautiful and a wonderful memorial. If you're walking from... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Having visited truly exceptional museums in Birmingham and Montgomery, I was eagerly anticipating visiting this site when I reached Atlanta. I felt quite disappointed. The site feels disjointed and unstructured and I was at times "wandering around" at a loss as to what sights and exhibits I was missing out on. I feel this is an important site, with the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

An interesting history of the great man and the civil rights movement. It was great to see the integrated parties of school-kids learning about this pivotal period in their nation's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting and informative. It can take some time to tour the facility and absorb things, but at the end you would have learned a lot. It was interesting to see all those really old artifacts used in the displays. I garnered a better understanding of events then.

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