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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 195 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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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A bit tricky to get to if you're not from the area, but apart from that very interesting and informative tour. The video's are excellent and walking around you really get a sense of his life and achievements, the memorial garden is excellent, and a very good gift shop too!

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New Castle, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was the highlight of our trip to the ATL. Historical information to add to the minimal knowledge provided about the life and accomplishments of MLK Sr. and Jr. in traditional US public schools.

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Canton, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you were not already moved by the courage of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when you visit the King Center, you will be during your visit. The vision and the dream lives on and it's almost tangible at the center. A must for anyone visiting the area and anyone with children who are learning about Civil Rights.

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San Mateo, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Small village dedicated to MLK. Walkable (10-15 min) and straight shot from MARTA station. Go early and get tix for his birthplace first. Make sure you watch the 30 min video. It's very powerful and will bring tears. Walking into the sanctuary and hearing his voice is chilling. His tomb is beautiful and a wonderful memorial. If you're walking from... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having visited truly exceptional museums in Birmingham and Montgomery, I was eagerly anticipating visiting this site when I reached Atlanta. I felt quite disappointed. The site feels disjointed and unstructured and I was at times "wandering around" at a loss as to what sights and exhibits I was missing out on. I feel this is an important site, with the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

An interesting history of the great man and the civil rights movement. It was great to see the integrated parties of school-kids learning about this pivotal period in their nation's history.

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Interesting and informative. It can take some time to tour the facility and absorb things, but at the end you would have learned a lot. It was interesting to see all those really old artifacts used in the displays. I garnered a better understanding of events then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful and moving experience at the MLK heritage site. The exhibitions are interesting and informative. The tour of the birth house was well organised and the staff were friendly. Its a visit not to be missed. Parking is free and there is no entry fee so any donations go into the preservation of the house and other... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very educational and people friendly. Everything is within walking distance. They offer guide and tours...Easy access and the location is near Dr. Kings birthplace...

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was my second visit to the Center and Atlanta (August 1998 and August 2014). I love my history as an African American. I don't think I'd ever go to Atlanta and not pay my respects to Dr. King. I was extremely disappointed to see how poorly the grounds are kept up. The rose garden as well as other flowers... More

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