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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 #8 of 194 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

we stayed right down the street from this place. we drove past, and did not see anything to see. all we saw was a national park service (NPS) sign and an old home with a "private residence"

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This site brings you back to that era ... But feels neglected by the U.S government on this maintenance side and the marketing. Great historic fact that can not be changed anyways, but management of the entire site in need to improvement, more guides etc

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Touring this center is a somber reminder that we are all free and should be treated with dignity. Be prepared to be inspired.

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Solihull, UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Hotel recommended a taxi to the site (we found no taxis on site for our return visit). Must see the church over the road where MLK preached.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We used up the time we had available in the downstairs section of the visitors centre and therefore missed everything else. As a non-American I learned a lot from the exhibition and my 16 year old thought it complemented what she had studied in GCSE history. We ran out of time -and the walk from the Marta stop was not... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When I hear Atlanta, my mind automatically thinks of the late Reverend Dr. King so for me this site was a must. Take the Marta lines running east and get off at the Martin Luther King stop. Dr. King lived and preached in the poor side of Atlanta. This will put you on the nicer side of the community and... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It was awesome! I loved it all. It was huge but well worth the walk and experience! I appreciate all that I took in from that museum.

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Allen, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I visited this site in June and was completely impressed. There are a couple of museums, plus the house Martin Luther King Jr. was born in, as well as his tomb. Also on site is the church he preached in as a young man. Although the neighborhood and street that runs through the middle of the site is fully functioning,... More

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Belcamp, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I had visited the site at least 20 years ago and was pleased to see that it had been expanded and renovated. The visitor's center was new to me and we enjoyed the film of MLK's life and his importance in the civil rights era. I'm glad to see the displays of Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks included. Given... More

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

spend as much or little time as you want - very interesting, worth stopping by. More than i expected

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