Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta: Hours, Address, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

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
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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geomom01
Leesville, SC1,074 contributions
Sadly not open but still worth a Visit
Jun 2021
Sadly, the Visitor Center is still not open, but the area is still worth a visit. You can view all the outside attractions and across the street is the original Ebenezer Church and the King Center which has the Eternal Flame and burial tombs of Dr. and Mrs. King. Other historic sites are nearby and can be walked to. I found it a tranquil, thought-inspiring visit and would recommend it to any visitor to Atlanta.
Written June 13, 2021
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beth ann k
Halstead, KS1,258 contributions
Disappointed
May 2021
Glad we stopped here, but there's not much open to see. The reflection pond is nice, but it's disappointing that it's still closed.
Written May 26, 2021
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Ruth W
Centennial, CO21 contributions
Worth a look now, but hope it opens soon
May 2021
So sad that this site is no open yet. I enjoyed looking at what was available, but we are wasting an opportunity to continue to educate and discuss MLK's legacy. The rose garden and the reflecting pool at the King center made a big impression on me as well as the Walk of Fame. i hope the NPS opens this site soon as it looks like there are a lot of exhibits that would enhance this experience.
Written May 13, 2021
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Polaroids & Drinkin Stories
United States1,267 contributions
Awesome
Apr 2021 • Solo
Well first and foremost I visited in April 2021 and due to Covid the buildings are all closed. So no going inside anything. But there is still enough to walk around and take in. It’s great they have preserved this area. It’s fascinating to see and be walking around the same streets where MLK spent so much of his time. There are placards scattered around with great information about the history of where you are walking. The tombs are sobering in a wading pool (an announcement repeatedly reminds you: no swimming.) An eternal flame just off to the side. Don’t forget to stop by the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Definitely a must visit. Hope to return someday when I can go inside and experience all this district has to offer.
Written April 22, 2021
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Claudette C
Washington1,505 contributions
Must see
Apr 2021 • Friends
This was a must see for us on a recent trip to Atlanta. Unfortunately the welcome center and other pieces were closed. We still were able to see the reflection pool, the tomb and eternal flame.
Written April 14, 2021
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Mary D
Alexandria, VA20 contributions
Great experience!
Apr 2021
Wonderfully cared for! We loved our visit even during the pandemic. Must see when in Atlanta.
Recommend even for moody teenagers-LOL
Written April 1, 2021
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Sarah L
2 contributions
Please make this a proper place to honor Dr. King
Jan 2021 • Family
I have been thinking a lot about my visit to the various MLK spots (ebenezer, birth home and eternal flame) and I am just plain saddened by it. I brought my 8-yo daughter down from Virginia after studying his life at home in honor of MLK day and I drove home in tears. Not because of the actual places associated with Dr. King, but because of how terrible every square block surrounding these tourist spots are. I saw countless homeless people, city blocks filled with tents and old mattresses. I even saw a homeless person naked (in January), I had to have my daughter cover her eyes. I am saddened even writing this. Come on Atlanta, you can do better for your people in honor of this great human being.
Written February 2, 2021
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HonestMcHonest
Denver, CO963 contributions
A must see
Dec 2020 • Solo
Truly historic - only gripe is that despite signs saying they’d be open but we are not - be sure to walk around the area
Written December 11, 2020
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072107
Monterey County, CA59 contributions
Nice Place
Nov 2020
I went by to visit and they weren't open but I did take photos outside and I was so excited and I had tears. I really want to go back and get a chance to visit. Walking around outside was great as well
Written November 15, 2020
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walter
Cairo, Egypt30 contributions
great historical site
Feb 2020
I was on vacation in Atlanta for a week. My partner and I decided to go into the city and explore. We went to this great plane, it was serreal that this is history. A great man was present there and I got to see it all with my own eyes. There is so much to see and discover, you could be there for a good few hours just looking and reading everything. The atmosphere was calm and it was a great plane to visit. Its all free and they have a little gift shop where you can buy little things. The tour guide did a great job, the information he shared was really good. Visit there if you can.
Written October 17, 2020
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