We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Old Fourth Ward
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1504
Phone Number: 404 331 5190
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$28.99*
and up
Atlanta City Tour by Electric Car
More Info
$58.99*
and up
Atlanta City Sightseeing Tour by Segway
More Info
$45.00*
and up
Four Hour Atlanta City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,227 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1351
    Excellent
  • 440
    Very good
  • 101
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
History

Very fortunate to have these sites to visit and lessons learned. The atmosphere and energy leaves you wanting more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
galaxygirl0315
,
Nashville, Tennessee
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

2,227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,912: English reviews
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fortunate to have these sites to visit and lessons learned. The atmosphere and energy leaves you wanting more

Helpful?
Thank galaxygirl0315
Turku, Finland
Level Contributor
76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Please make sure that you visit the whole site: Museum, Home and park. There is plenty of historical facts that gives you an excellent perspective of Martin Luther King Jr. Book as early as possible the visit to the site of his home, it is free, but the spaces are limited and they go fast

Helpful?
Thank Roberto G
Abbotsford, Canada
Level Contributor
406 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is absolutely one of the best historic sites that I've been to. It is very inspirational. Be sure to watch the movie first before you do the tour as it will give you so much insight before you actually go to see the sights. We were probably there for 3 hours and it was 3 hours very well spent.... More 

Helpful?
Thank vbrother
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting from the uk this was a must see for our family. We visited the Ebenezer church just at the time a gentleman was reciting the I have a dream speech in its entirety. It was the most uplifting experience and one our daughter could not wait to tell her college leader as her college is named after Martin Luther... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank uk-Johnny-b
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I happened to travel ON Mlk day so the place was impossible to enter, but the whole area is dedicated to MLK and the Ebenezer Church was great to sit in and listen to his past teachings

Helpful?
1 Thank Chanel P
West Orange, NJ
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cluster of sites - the King Center, the NHS visitor's center, the Ebeneezer Baptist Church, the somewhat incongruous fire station, and a partially preserved neighorhood - makes for a moving and important place of pilgrimage. That deserves 5 stars. However, the home itself, as of 9/18/2016, has been CLOSED for tours for a month, and, according to two different... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank weffie
Horn Lake, Mississippi
Level Contributor
67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plan for over an hour to experience all the center. It is worth it, You can spend most of your time in the area if you see it all. The history is so well represented, and it is free to visit. It impressed me. It's better than paying for other trivial attractions.

Helpful?
1 Thank Hazel007_12
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Mr King's church and the visitors centre and his grave site and found the whole experience overwhelming the whole area is beautifully maintained . The tour guides and all the staff were great to talk to and listen to,if you are interested in American history this is a must see place.

Helpful?
1 Thank Michael J
Osprey, Florida
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not easy to get to and needs better signage throughout area but loved the history and information in the visitor center on MLK life. Short walk to his church and then one block to burial memorial and the house MLK grew up in. The fire station is next to his house and the row of house across the street let... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Mary P
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The neighbourhood with the "sho-gun" houses, the Eben Ezer Chirch and the King memorial are scenes that every American should see. Tou cannot get away from the powerfull note of hope resonating there against all odd, oppressive white regime and choking poverty. Visit there just to understand what agrand vision had President Johnson in 1964 and how brave the NAACP... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank odedsho

Travelers who viewed Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site also viewed

 

Been to Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and other visitors
9 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?