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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: +1 404-331-5190
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Nice look at a very troubling time in our history.

This is a quaint area now run in part by the National Park System. Having grown up in the 1960s, it was enlightening to see the place where a major shift in racial relations took... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a quaint area now run in part by the National Park System. Having grown up in the 1960s, it was enlightening to see the place where a major shift in racial relations took place. How far we have come since then really hit home as I visited these landmarks. Unknown to me was that Dr. King came from... More 

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was so enthralled to be at such an historical place. The house was closed for renovations, but I was able to physically tour the area and the Ebenezer Church where Martin Luther King preached. Not to be missed. The grave sites were inspiring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From visiting the museum I gained more information about Martin Luther King that I never knew about. The building houses a lot of information panels and audio/visual presentations. The site is split into a few parts from the buildings to his final resting place across the road lit by an eternal flame. Very interesting and you can spend a lot... More 

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It was unfortunate that the birth house was closed due to needed repairs, however the park ranger had an excellent program and photos of the home. There area has been designated as a park. The visitor with a museum, Ebenezer Church, the old fire house and the birth home and the houses in the along Auburn Street are all part... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The King historical site is a must see for anyone and everyone who wishes to get a real telling and insightful view of what the American society was like as seen through the eyes of many who witnessed as well as who lived it. I did both. One should really be prepared to spend a minimum of a full day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed by the Martin Luther King Jr. historical site. It gives detailed information about the civil rights movement as well as the life of Martin Luther King Jr. In order to enable everyone to see and learn about this, admission is for free. Everyone should see this. It is truly inspiring. No matter what your skin color,... More 

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Visited the MLK Jr. Historic Center with family. We were excited to visit. Although the area is nice that it had the visitor center, church and childhood home, the visitor center was not well organized. We didn't know where to start or what order to walk through the center to see all the exhibits. We watched the video on his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is incredible. This is the house he grew up in and next door is the Center for Non Violent Social Change. I enjoyed the historical rooms at the center, with Rosa Parks room and the Gandhi room. The grounds are great as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop by in small groups and walk through the house where Martin Luther King lived and grew up as a child. I enjoyed viewing the authentic clothes, furniture and even the unique kitchen stove.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit with displays that focus on the life of MLK, Jr as well as the fight for civil rights. I had a great discussion with the ranger who was excited to show us the state and city discrimination laws. I left inspired and hope that we continue moving forward. It's worth going across the street to visit... More 

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