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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1504
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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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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Something every visitor to Atlanta should see. I love that they are keeping with the historical time period of all the surrounding homes in that area.

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Radcliff, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Something every visitor to Atlanta should see. I love that they are keeping with the historical time period of all the surrounding homes in that area.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this was the highlight of our visit , my cuz was very impressed with dr. kings house. She said she would love to live here.

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Amazing way to get educated on Dr. King's life and contribution to history. The sites include where Dr. King was born, lived, worked, worshipped, and is buried. We went on a Sunday and wasn't able to tour his childhood home. We were informed that the tours fill up a hour or so after the site open. The grounds are well... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was recently surprised to realize that at 68 years old, none of my younger friends and relatives had been around when these events unfolded. Most had a textbook understanding of the civil rights movement based on a few paragraphs and and a photo or two. This museum fills in all the blanks. The audio and video made the sixties... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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The historical area offers a free parking lot so you can get out and walk to each of the attractions. They are all within a 4-6 block radius. Though they accept donations at the attractions, each portion is free. The visitor center and church have videos and recordings playing throughout the day, it allows you a unique glimpse into history.... More 

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This is definitely a tour to see while in Atlanta. We had an excellent Ranger who was very informative on King and his family. You will be able to walk through the home of King and his church. Both had me quite emotional. The tour must've been more than an hour and was absolutely free. Just call ahead of time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This attraction is a must. I enjoyed the visual effects of all his achievements and accomplishments. I got to see his birth home. I loved the attraction of the people marching where you can stand with the people statues to take pictures marching alongside of them. There was the Rose Garden to see. There is a Hall of Fame Foot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had passed through Atlanta several times without stopping. I was not going to miss it this time. The area is very well presented and maintained and the staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. There is a lot of historic photos to go with the explanation of each place. Don't miss it. It is free and we found parking no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found this whole adventure strange. MLK Jr. is viewed as a hero, yet he was a preacher who cheated on his wife, and the biggest building on "their" property is an administration building you can't enter and I am pretty sure it's mission is to raise money. He is not the hero. Those who walked the walk and did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recommend the MLK, Jr. Site to anyone. I learned so much from the exhibit to the short video about his life. The birth home was closed for repairs, so I wasn't able to go in there. I did go into the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and got a brief history of the church. There was also a special presentation... More 

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