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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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Atlanta Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #5 of 151 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Start at the visitor center and then work your way around the three...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It is a free museum. The best part is the birth home tour . Well worth waiting to see.The tour guide had more knowledge about Martin Luther King, Jr than I could ever get from a book. Walking down auburn ave was a walk through history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

You must first stop at the Visitor's Center to get your free ticket to tour the MLK (known as ML as a child) Birth House. The Birth House tour is a guided tour that starts at about 30 minute intervals. The Birth House is about one block away from the Visitor's Center. While at the Visitor's Center you may also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Nothing to dislike - only wish the hours were longer. It was great to see such a storied history recorded through various media - print, cinema, photography, etc. Do yourself a favor and head over. It's free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

to read his phrases is very moving and the size of the sculpture is massive loved it! dont miss it if you are in DC

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

First time in Atlanta and I wanted to see something empowering, educating and historic. I googled some places and came across this location through trip advisor. I found parking on the street and walked through the entire block and the historic site. I've never felt so much sadness for good people as I did that day. Besides my emotional moments... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

If felt so good to have the walkway of a legend and legacy. It brought more meaning to the essence of going above and beyond to accomplish set goals- as Dr. King exemplified. I would suggest this historical site to be experienced by anyone who visits Atlanta, GA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

It was MLK weekend and I was so glad that my husband and I ended up there. I was so thrilled to be there and to top it off, we just happened to run into Andrew Young as he spoke to a group of young people. That was the topping on the cake. It was a beautiful day and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Soak it all in... So much power and inspiration in this place. It touches all the emotions: sadness, anger, shame, joy, appreciation. If you care about civil rights, don't miss this place. Take it all in. Go to a service at Ebeneezer Baptist Church. Leave yourself lots of time to take your time. We went through Dr. King's birth home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What can you say, MLK changed the direction of history of the United States. This living shrine is a treasure for future generation to better understand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited during MLK bday weekend and it was outstanding!!! So much information and I was totally inspired!! We visited the center, church, gravesite and birth home ... Wonderful experience, we will be back!!!

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