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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Neighborhood: Old Fourth Ward
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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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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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The displays in the visitor center are not nearly as nice as the Civil Right Museum in Memphis but the information is good. The space is a little small so if your visit coincides... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

The displays in the visitor center are not nearly as nice as the Civil Right Museum in Memphis but the information is good. The space is a little small so if your visit coincides with any school group, you will have a different kind of experience (louder, less reverent). Visiting the tomb site is lovely. The eternal flame is poignant.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We visited here to give my children a historical to present sense of racial issues in the USA. From slavery to the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement to current issues of today, this display glosses over the big issues, but it simply doesn't scratch the surface of the complexity of the issues. We were fortunate to visit the... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This should have been a highlight but it wasn't. The exhibits are too crowded together, heavily populated and freezing air-conditioning. Someone needs to make this center more user friendly. It deserves better.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Very good presentations, a good refresher on history, guides were excellent. NPS deserves kudos for upgrading sites and exhibits.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A well designed historical journey through MLK life explaining the struggle. When compared with the other tourist attractions t it a must. (The coke factory of the CNN Hq) There are interesting videos which tell the story.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

You really have to go to Memphis to the superb Civil Rights museum to appreciate the history and background of the struggle of Martin Luther King and thousands of others which cost many their lives. But the memorial and a visit to the old and new churches where Martin Luther King and his father and mother presided is evocative and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Moving Experience, something you should do when visiting Atlanta. Parking was a little tricky but overall a nice and moving experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This was our whole reason to go to Atlanta and it was an experience we will always remember. We got there at 9:30 just after our flight landed and got the last tickets to the 4:00 viewing of the house since there were so many school groups scheduled for the day. We looked around the museum and saw some great... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I have always wanted to visit the MLK Memorial in Atlanta and finally this past weekend my dream came true. Really enjoyed myself such a moving experience being able to share this moment with my daughter. Can't wait to visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Really enjoyed this site and to learn more about the history and contribution of the African-American community. All American students should visit this site as well as the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis where he was shot. Simply a must!

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Additional Information about Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number: 404 331 5190
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Old Fourth Ward
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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