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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number: 404 331 5190
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Start at the visitor center and then work your way around the three main...
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.
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I had visitors in town and we visited the National Historic site and the King Center. We spent hours there learning about he civil rights and Dr. King's legacy. A must see when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I had visitors in town and we visited the National Historic site and the King Center. We spent hours there learning about he civil rights and Dr. King's legacy. A must see when you visit Atlanta!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Only In Atlanta for two days but a must if visiting, the museum was full of informative information that was harrowing, moving and excelling all at the same time, a national heritage park ranger gave us a great tour of the house MLK grew up in and was full of interesting stories, his achievements were amazing, a place to really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Everybody who's visiting Atlanta should go to this impressive place! Very well maintained, it's free and being able to walk where Dr. King lived.... a must see!

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The site is a must stop for tourists given the iconic figure that MLK was to Atlanta, the South, and really the world. While the tombs (ML:K and Coretta) and reflecting pool are moving, the center displays are overdone with crowded display boards and high tech distractions. The story could be better told with historical artifacts, supported by text/audio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Not a lot of frills, but a somber place to commemorate MLK and his legacy. It was pouring rain on our visit so it was nice to have a place to stand outside to stay dry. In the neighborhood you can see the house where MLK was born and the church where he grew up. The new trolley line stops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

What a emotional and peaceful place to be at. So meaningful and emotional. I could not deny that I filled up a little bit watching some of the old tv pictures from what happened, what he did for others along with listening to his speeches. We could not get on the tour that day, but being there was good enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

There is so much to see in this historic site. Visited the museum and Martin Luther King's grave, the Ebeneezer Church and his home and the eternal flame. Sadly we were too late to book a tour round his home but everything was very interesting and emotive. I could not travel to the South without a visit to this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Nice outside spaces to visit. Museum is small, but contains lots of great info and videos. Neighborhood is well marked so you learn more about "ML"s upbringing and neighbors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I really enjoyed seeing the museum, the church and the memorial with the eternal flame. We got to look at the house from the outside as we arrived later in the afternoon and the free tour was ending in 15 mins. It was nice to reflect and see some of America's history 1st hand. I think everyone should make an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was the second time I came here. The first on a school exchange and this time I brought my family. I think there's nothing more important than teaching my children that we should all be treated equal in life and this definitely helped to enforce it. I love how it was free to look around the reflection pool, grave,... More 

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