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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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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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Very educational

This was very educational and eye opening, we learnt a lot about life at that time. I recommend you walk around the whole site, including his family home and the Ebeneezer church.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was very educational and eye opening, we learnt a lot about life at that time. I recommend you walk around the whole site, including his family home and the Ebeneezer church.

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Bellingham, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was wonderful. It was full of educational activities and is a must see for learning about United States history. My children did the Junior Ranger activities and the park rangers were wonderful. It is an entire city block and standing in the church where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his sermons was a very powerful experience.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A number of buildings associated with Martin Luther King Jr's life can be found here. These include the house he was born in and his grave. The NPS visitors center does an outstanding job of giving you his personal history and highlighting his activism and advancement of civil rights. To get here use Marta, the Atlanta Streetcar or Uber.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dr.MLK National Historic site is a good place to learn on the racial discrimination and suffering the Afro Americans went through and on the struggle to come out of that situation. The memorial has a small museum which showcases Dr.King's life. This has some good photos and videos. As an Indian I was proud to see how he was inspired... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This history of this location makes it a must visit. The visitor center was very interesting and the park rangers located in the historic Ebenezer Church were very informative! Also in this area---the King Center and the tomb of Dr King.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The MLK National Historic Site is something for the entire family. Not only does it highlight the accomplishments of Dr. King, but all of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement are a part of the museum. Of course there is not an entry fee, but if they asked for one, it is definately worth it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolute brilliant. Very interesting and great for everyone to see, you get a feeling he was a great man But life cut short

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of my favorite stops on my 10 day road trip to the deep south. It was very touching and moving to actually see the different places where Martin Luther King Jr. either lived visit and or worshiped. Time did not allow me to experience all of its impact but I got enough to respect even more what... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take a free tour of the King Center and see the birth home of Martin Luther King Jr. for an interesting look at history. Ebenezer Baptist church is also within walking distance, so plan time to see all three. I found it especially interesting to see the photos and descriptions of what happened each year leading up to, and including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my cousins to the MLK center and we had a great time. This place is very educational and you get a deeper insight to Martin Luther Kings life. I think everyone who lives in or visits Atlanta should visit this site, it free to visit and you leave with a wealth of information. The museum includes Martin Luther... More 

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