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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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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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Visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site has to be one of the most humbling experiences I've had during our visits to Atlanta. Of course, the visit is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site has to be one of the most humbling experiences I've had during our visits to Atlanta. Of course, the visit is interesting from an educational and historical standpoint, but there's more to it than that. Touring the site, seeing personal and King family mementos, and really allowing yourself to appreciate the... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nice. I always get emotional when I visit. Great place to see and experience. Enjoyed it even though I shed tears.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

What a great experience to be able to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta. The Interpretative Centre did a great job of demonstrating what he achieved in his relatively short life and highlighted the power of what one man with a message can achieve. Unfortunately, we arrived a little too late in the day to... More 

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1 Thank DJR68
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is an exciting visit to do. In the neighborhood where dr. King grew up and became a world icon and hero, the visit center has great films and a kind of museum about his history. A must see for people who likes history and to understand Georgia and America society.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I found the way the exhibits were presented told the story of this period in history in a thorough and informative, yet easily-digestible way.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Very nice to see this place and learn more about MLK and the civil rights movement. We brought our kids here and they kept talking about what they learned in school and understood the importance of this part of our history.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Parking is free for this site and it is a short walk to the center. Get there early to sign up for a tour to get into the MLK home where he grew up. We arrived at 10am and the morning slots were gone. The 20 min. movie about the house and family as he grew up was most interesting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The site is simple and stresses Dr. Kings concern for human rights all over the world. It also taught me how much his wife accomplished in her lifetime as well. It is a very humbling experience and eye opening as always. The Sweet Auburn Curb Market is nearby and a good place for lunch. We used the streetcar to get... More 

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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