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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Old Fourth Ward)
Phone Number: 404 331 5190
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$45*
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Atlanta Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #5 of 151 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Start at the visitor center and then work your way around the three...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My wife and I spent an extra day on a work trip just so we could visit the MLK Jr. National Historic Site. It was an incredible tribute to an incredible man who changed the history of the US. We were also there during many of the protests that were happening across the country. Eric Holder was actually holding a... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Take a walk through the footsteps of civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. This free attraction brought to you by the National Parks service allows you pay tribute to Dr King and his struggles for freedom. The site is a solemn tribute to a man who laid his life on the line for equality. I recommend coming early,... More 

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VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was a highlight of our trip. I loved the display of the information and having my 8yr old with me was great. She was able to see history in a different manner rather than a history book. We will be visiting again one day to take full advantage of the tours.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Arrived by noon and tickets for birthplace home were no longer available for that day. Twice heard people afterwards offered tickets but when I asked again, they said they had a few "come available" but again, were out. Very strange and never had that happen at other National Park Service locations. Rangers didn't seem genuine. Did like visitor center exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Excellent place to know about the history of a leader, free parking, free National Park place. Great informative movie.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I took an Uber from my hotel in Downtown to visit this historic site. A visit to Atlanta without a visit here would be like visiting Paris and not seeing the Eiffel. Its' a quaint village, well-preserved, and well-curated display selections. I ended up spending over four hours wondering around the gardens and reflecting on the price of freedom. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A free venue brought to you by the National Park Service. Really good museum concerning the civil rights movement of this country. Anyone and everyone that goes to Atlanta should go to this museum. Very thought provoking and informative. I will admit thought that it was quite crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

It was very informative and spiritual I felt like I could almost feel Dr kings presents. I look forward to going back soon. You can't beat the price for what you learn. It's a must for children for a hands on experience.

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Loved the intro film. Really enjoyed the tour of the birth home (go early when the center opens to get free tickets). Our tour guide was very informative. Our children really enjoyed it and learned about life when MLK was young. The fountain was pretty and the church was worth seeing too. Ask the guard at the church to tell... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is definitely a must for any traveller who is interested and amazed at the work of Martin Luther King Jr. My partner and I had planned to come here during our stay in ATL and were in awe at what we learnt. A very humbling moment!

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