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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 #10 of 187 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, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Texas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My mother(her 3 daughters and granddaughter) and Aunt(her 3 daughters) went to visit Atlanta, Ga. I told them I don't care what we do but it's a must I go to MLK Jr historical site. Everything about it was life taking. We met the gentleman who was with MLK 5 hrs prior th his assassination. It's a must see for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was a remarkable place to visit. Extremely interesting make sure you watch the 30minute film of Dr. King's life in the theatre in the information centre. Also go and sit in the church and listen to a sermon. Takes about two hours. We would have loved to go on a tour but there was a 3 hour wait, so... More

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Very informative and educational, but not well organized - very spread out and the workers were not helpful in directing me with where to start and what all was on the site. We wondered around and realized it would have been better to start on the other side so we could have experienced things in the order they happened. None... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

The lay out of the facility is very easy to follow. They way that things are set up takes you back into that time. Its very educational and it shows just how far we have come in the United States. A visit to the church is a must. To actually sit and hear his last sermon is quite moving.

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a wonderful tribute to MLK Jr., reminding us of those terribly troubled years when a kind, non-violent man was struggling to ensure equal rights for all. It's well-laid out and informative. It's a pleasure to walk up the street to his birthplace, and to Ebenezer church. To sit in the pew that the King family sat in proves... More

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West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Not a flashy site, but it gives you a good overview of the life and times of ML King and the civil rights movement. My favorite part was listening to recorded speeches in the church. The tomb is also impressive.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The message was powerful and touching. I had seen some of the videos before on PBS documentaries. We only had about 45 minutes to see the whole historic site inside and out. It needs at least 2 hours to see MLKs birthplace, the church and the indoor museum. It was all free entrance.

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

I thought it was very interesting and a nice tribute to Dr. King. However, I agree with some else's earlier comment regarding experiencing racism there as a white person. It was only from one park ranger, the man who greeted us inside the historic church. Everyone else was lovely, but he had a very obvious problem with us (we are... More

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