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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 #9 of 188 attractions in Atlanta
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent area to walk and see the different venues. We saw a live reenactment at the Ebenezer Baptist Church of the I Have a Dream Speech by a local performance artist. Well done. Nice exhibits and National Park Visitor Center. Plaza area very clean and well laid out and landscaped. Seems the birth home is under renovation. Good for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

If you're in Atlanta, please take the time to visit this amazing place. It was incredibly humbling to see where this amazing man was born and grew up. The staff is friendly and the park rangers crack a joke or two. I visited this site while visitng ATL for a concert and then in April visited his plaque at the... More

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Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped here, only because it was close to the Carter Center, and had free parking. We did not realize how impressed we would be at the site. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. We visited the grave which was not only impressive, but humbling. We also went inside Ebenezer Baptist Church. It was like stepping back in time. Don't... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Being a family of mixed heritage, it was so great to be able to take my young children here and explain how without the work of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, our family may not have "accepted" in today's world. For them to be able to see that you don't have to come from great wealth... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Was not expecting to be as wowed as we were by this site!!!! Site is very visitor friendly and has a parking lot that is free of charge behind it. Welcome center is very full of the history of Martin Luther King Jr. his family and their ideals! The grave site itself is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Don't plan you entire day on this visit, make this stop one of several things to do. Depending on how much you like to read stop stand and take picture you WILL be done in 1 hour tops. My husband is a reader and a talker so if we were done in an hour anyone can

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Douglasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Every time someone comes to visit me in Atlanta I suggest that we go to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. You will be amazed of how the United States has come in its struggle with Civil Rights. There are videos, a simulated bridge of the Selma march, a the tour of his boyhood home, and the Ebenezer... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

So glad we had the time to see this! The historical exhibits were moving, well drawn, layered, and very well curated. We watched three of the films they showed at the visitors center and they were all very good. You'd think there could be a much bigger exhibit space to reflect the scope of Dr. King's reach but they do... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We enjoyed visiting his birth home, the museum, the church, fire station and watching a short film about his life. Would recommend it for all ages as it is educational and informative. Doesn't cost anything to visit it park but donations of any amount are appreciated and welcomed. The gift shops had lots of items to sell all at reasonable... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place to visit with kids of all ages. There is not an admission fee which makes it even better for everyone to have the opportunity to visit. A MUST see Atlanta attraction.

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