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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Neighborhood: Old Fourth Ward
As featured in Touring Atlanta and 4 other guides
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Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number:
+1 404-331-5190
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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The movement continues . Not a lot here but plan an hour or two - go to Ebenezer it was the highlight

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The movement continues . Not a lot here but plan an hour or two - go to Ebenezer it was the highlight

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband, 12 year old daughter and I visited after Christmas, in the early morning. There was free parking behind the visitor center, but the lot was small, by the time we left in the afternoon it was full. We started out at the visitor center, to get our National Park Passport Book stamped, and got our daughter a jr.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So inspiring and uplifting! Don't miss the opportunity to learn and grow here. I enjoyed the experience with family. This would be a wonderful experience for children and youth.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was able to walk through the family home of one of the most influential persons in history. The park ranger service and tax payer dollars maintain the upkeep of the home and some of the original appliances in the home. I felt I was a part of that time era.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The historic site is a must visit. It gives such a great insight on MLK's journey during civil rights movement.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Out of town guests always want me to take them to the MLK Museum and they are almost always disappointed. It is an important part of our history, but the presentation is directed solely at the African American experience with little emphasis placed on the "American Experience"(like most other National monuments). I felt this was pandering and a huge opportunity... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved the tour of this old home and the nearby museum is very educational and interesting as well. Inspiring facts learned about Mr King and the sacrifices he made to hep bring about equality in America.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed exploring this historic neighborhood. Since it is considered a National Park, it was free to wander and read about the many historic buildings. You are able to walk inside Ebenezer Baptist Church, but I was disappointed that they would not allow you to go in to MLK's birth home.There also weren't clear markers directly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped here over MLK weekend and it was well set up. The 28 minute movie is worth it and keeps you engaged. After being in Memphis and DC seeing other MLK memorials, this was still worth visiting. Different ways of sharing his life experiences and another good junior ranger program for the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was great, but be sure to get tickets early to his birth home. You must have tickets to get in the home. The entire exhibit was great.

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