Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
4.5
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
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Kate D
18 contributions
Mar 2023
If you are in Atlanta, you definitely need to go to the MLK National Historic Site - you can do a tour of his birth home (admittedly, the guided tour we were on was very quick and crowded, not sure if they are all like that or it was just a time crunch since we came at the end of the visiting hours that day), see some exhibits on his life and legacy at the Visitors Center, see his final resting place and see a few other sights in the neighborhood like Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Written March 20, 2023
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valliam13
Sorrento, FL380 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
I recommend starting here and listening to the movie and touring the museum. Or you can end here if you want to see the other sites first. We went on the guided tour of the boyhood home and it was very good. I learned a lot! Even though there is already a ton of info out there already about MLK I still learned more. We got to see almost every room in the house. She did say that they’re getting ready to do more restoration on the house so you may want to call before you go. They also picked up more property in the area and are working on restoring more places there. We also visited the fire station and the church and walked by the eternal flame as part of the King Center. I recommend coming here and learning more about the man and his humble beginnings. We were here 4+ hours easy and feel like we didn’t see it all.
Written March 1, 2023
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EPottawa
Ottawa, Canada448 contributions
Feb 2023
We weren't aware that the whole block is a national historic site. It was very moving. The Parks staff are clearly committed to their work and imparted a lot of information with the gravitas required of such an incredible place.
Written March 1, 2023
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Hatzlacha
Virginia864 contributions
Dec 2022
It just seems that anyone serious about learning more about the civil rights movement needs to visit this park. I think it's quite cool that NPS is working to preserve entire blocks of this area, not only to keep the MLK Jr aspect alive, but also to show what life was like for residents during that time. Very well done.
Written December 11, 2022
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK12,145 contributions
Oct 2022
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park should be a "must see" on the 'to do' list of anyone visiting Atlanta. Here, there are exhibits and tableaus charting the life, teachings and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Personally, I found it extremely moving, especially seeing the cart on which his coffin was conveyed. Apart from what is inside the building, outside there is the "Behold" Monument and the "I Have A Dream" World Peace Rose Garden, both of which are also worth having a look at.
Written December 9, 2022
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Alyssa P
4 contributions
Nov 2022
This National Park is such a beautiful site! The preservation work on the neighborhood makes you feel like you're back in the 1950s. Definitely sign up for a free tour of his childhood home and take your time through the museum in the Visitors Center!
Written November 16, 2022
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Karen A
Matteson, IL38 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Amazing place to visit with lots of untold stories. It’s free to visit, the staff is great and a great place to visit if you’re in the area. It’s a good experience for the entire family.
Written November 7, 2022
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,409 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
This is a must see attraction when in Atlanta. I started at the visitor center where I spent an hour or so, which included a powerful short film about Dr. King. From there it was a short walk to his birth home, then Ebenezer Baptist Church where he preached, and finally back to the King Center where his body rests. Parking and admission to this wonderful site is free.
Written October 27, 2022
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Coach Payne
3 contributions
Oct 2022
What an amazing experience to see the house where MLK was born and raised! I would highly recommend visiting!
Written October 27, 2022
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Sundncr
Washington DC, DC1,059 contributions
Oct 2022
One should do the whole tour. You can start from the Visitor Center and walk up to the house of Dr. King, see the historic firehouse, then walk down to the memorial pool and down to the Church.

The site is very well preserved and it is in a historic neighborhood. A pretty short drive from the Center of Atlanta.

I visited on a Sunday and most of the sites were closed. You can see a lot from the outside. It is a serene place and the weather was wonderful.

Physically, one has to walk up hill and downhill and it does take some energy to walk the whole site.

Some parking was available on the street. I parked at strip mall location paying the attendant for it.
Written October 25, 2022
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