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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Neighborhood: Old Fourth Ward
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Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number: 404 331 5190
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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 learned a lot from this tour and has created a desire for me to learn more. I learned about this in school but I don't remember it affecting me the way it did today. I feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Hortonville, Wisconsin
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Hortonville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I learned a lot from this tour and has created a desire for me to learn more. I learned about this in school but I don't remember it affecting me the way it did today. I feel closer to the King family because of this experience. Marty our tour guide was amazing, his passion was felt by our entire group... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The museum is very interesting and informative. However, it feels pretty old, and the sound from various exhibits overlaps and is a bit annoying. Some of the plaques are set up in a way that makes them hard to read. The church is nice to visit, though there aren't any information plaques, and two "50 years" commemorative posters behind the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are in Atlanta this is a must see place to visit ,least we forget the injustice done to Black Americans in the USA! and the price paid. Its :-) free admission so there is no excuse

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Traveled here at the end of Jan/Beginning of Feb and had a wonderful time. There is a lot to look at and see so be sure to set aside a couple hours to visit. The museum and artifacts are free to look at but the tour of the home has a fee. This historic site also is in the National... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

An interesting & important attraction that should not be missed on a trip to Atlanta. The site is about 10 minutes walk from the King Memorial MARTA stop or literally across the street from the King Historic District streetcar stop. The Visitors Centre is a great first stop to learn more about the history surrounding MLK himself & the Auburn... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Among the relatively few attractions within walking distance from downtown Atlanta, MLK Jr National Historic Site is the only one that can boasts of being absolutely unique to Atlanta, making it a must-see here. MLK Jr was born in this neighbourhood which had been restored to as much as possible to resemble how it would have been when MLK Jr... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the history, things to see, customer service. Facilities are very well kept (including bathrooms), and it is free. You can do the whole thing in about 1.5 - 2 hours if you are not a reader, but if you like to read you may need an additional 2 hours because there is... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site felt like walking on Holy Ground. Sitting in the Ebenezer Baptist Church listening to one of Dr. King's sermons gave me goose-bumps. This is a must see for everyone who travels to Atlanta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Thank you to everyone who had a hand in preserving these landmarks of our nation's history for the public benefit. I would not have guessed that 2 hours would not be enough time to fully explore and enjoy an urban national park composed of four buildings that are within walking distance of each other, but I could have spent three... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A nice stop on Auburn ave easily accessible from the Street Car. Firehouse and birthplace worth it too.

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