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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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DO NOT PARK AT THE SITE; VEHICLE BREAK-INS

The site itself was very moving and definitely a must-see in Atlanta. That said, unfortunately our car was broken into in broad daylight while it was parked on Jackson Street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The site itself was very moving and definitely a must-see in Atlanta. That said, unfortunately our car was broken into in broad daylight while it was parked on Jackson Street, steps from the site. If only we had noticed all the broken glass on the street...the police said this happens frequently. Take the subway, or use the lot on Jackson... More 

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I was so moved by the information and to see his family home. Really worthwhile seeing, such a proud legacy.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a great museum to learn more about how the South has progressed during the past 75 years or so with respect to racism. Not only is it a great historical museum, it's FREE.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

If you have only an hour at the MLK historic site, skip the tour and head directly for the tiny, original Ebenezer Baptist Church, for the eerie and deeply moving experience of sitting in a pew and hearing Dr. King "deliver" a sermon from the empty pulpit. The National Park Service restored the church to appear as it did during... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I took my 17 year old grandson who loves American history and really thought that the exhibits were very powerful. They were a good reminder of where we have been and where we have to go to move ahead as a country with equal rights for all its citizens. I think the displays could be updated a bit and redone... More 

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Longview, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This national park site includes a museum, a visitor center, the home where MLK Jr. was born and the one he was raised in, his tomb in a reflecting pool, and the Ebenezer Church. The whole place is steeped with history, and yet is still a vibrant neighborhood. We took the subway and a bus to the site, but there... More 

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Rhymney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This was a very tasteful and moving museum , the exhibits were excellent both relating to the life and work of martin luther king and in educating todays generation of the importance of inclusion. The visit to the Church was particularly moving.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

To stand in the church and hear the voice of this great man was awe inspiring! The lovely tributes to him and his family on this whole block were well worth making time for when you visit Atlanta.

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Really glad we went. However older section where MLK's tomb is located is a depressing excuse for a national park. I was embarrassed that more funding hadn't gone in to update it. The newer building was terrific but we didn't have enough time to take it all in. This is a must see for All Americans that come to Atlanta.... More 

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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had an amazing day. I have to admit it was MUCH more than I expected. Absolutely worth the time and effort. It is important to note that if you want to tour the family house, you have to go to the Welcome Center and put your name on a list. There are limited slots and they fill up fast.... More 

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