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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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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

It's free to check out, and felt quite surreal to actually walk around and know that you are visiting places that Dr. King had been.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We had seen the Civil Rights museum in Memphis so some stuff was duplicated, but more than enough new material to move and inspire.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I have lived in Atlanta all my life. My family is very familiar with the King family. My grand-uncle played with Martin L King , Jr. They were neighbors. I guess that could be why I never visited the site, because I had heard about what the boy King was like through the live elders of my family. Then we... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

It provided a sense of the legacy of MLK. The condition of the site reflected the reverence a site should have for such an historic figure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

I had a fantastic time on this tour...I also like how they showed how much the Atlanta black community as a whole had on the overall civil rights movement . Amazing time ..

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Always admired the courage of Dr. Martin Luther King, and seeing the museum was simply amazing and gave me a renewd since of thankfulness.

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Conyers, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The National Park Service has preserved a block of homes from the time of Martin Luthor King's elementary school years, including his birth home and the local fire station. Down the street is a modern Visitor's Center with museum's to go through, video's to see. A bargin by today's standards, it is free to park and free to visit.

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Charlottesville, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I have visited multiple times and been moved to tears each time. Information about King and the times is well presented. It's educational and inspiring. So far we've come and so far we have to go. Great monument to King's legacy.

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We visited here on a trip to Atlanta. We saw the birth home, the fire station, the final tomb, and then spent quite a bit of time in the Historical Center. In the center, they have several great multimedia displays where I learned a lot that I didn't know about Martin Luther King Jr. I left feeling inspired. This would... More

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Mikki1224
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

No matter what nationality you are, you must see and experience this historical site. Start with Ebenezer Church and take the walking tour of MLK Jr. childhood home, neighborhood and surrounding area.

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