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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 192 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had to visit the home of MLK while in Atlanta. The museum is the best so make sure to visit it also. Security is around the grave site so proceed with the respect that he deserves. It is very humbling to see where he began his quest for equality for all. Glad our son got to see such a special... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The history element was great. Was a little disappointed with the upkeep of the facility. Perhaps charging an admission fee would assist in this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you can only do one thing here, you should go to the MLK site. Consisting of a visitor center with exhibits, a museum at his grave, the Ebenezer Baptist Church he was co-pastor of & grew up in...redone to its 1960s state, and his childhood home, still owned by the family so it is set up much as it... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This was the BEST experience of my life. I was speechless at what I saw. I couldn't believe the history I stepped in. The King home was enormous and lovely.

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited last November. Tour was interesting. Guide was very knowledgable, but was strict on no talking while she was conducting tour. The cashier at the museum really touched my heart b/c he was blind and had a seeing eye dog...yet he was able to operate cash register, hand out tickets, and give directions like he had no impairment. Kudos... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you are Big on History this is a must see. The tour was great!! Very imformative the entire Historic site was a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We spent a morning at this 'attraction'. Visited the house where M L King Jr was born and lived until he was 12, the Fire Station, the History/Visitors Centre, the church and the grave and memorial area. Whilst we knew a lot of the history, we learnt much more and it was great to have the detail. Very moving and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The MLK Jr. National Historic Site and surrounding neighborhood is a great place to learn about and show respect for a person whose contributions to society and humanity cannot be measured. The grounds and garden are inviting and will lead you to the Visitor's Center. There is too much history to mention in a review, you must visit to appreciate... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

20 minutes walking from Martha. Not the best neighborhood to reach the site. The street and his birth house was interesting and walking through the site was inspiring. Lot of history, so much to learn. Free parking, free admision and free tour. I HIGHLY recommend this place!!! Less

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Have not been to ATL in a while. The King Center is always a wonderful place to visit. Reminds you that the more things change the more they stay the same.

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