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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number: +1 404-331-5190
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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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A Visit in Culture and History

My sons have known who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is and wanted to visit his National Historic area with Park while we were in Atlanta, GA. This place is large and takes a... read more

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Hinesville, Georgia
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Hinesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sons have known who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is and wanted to visit his National Historic area with Park while we were in Atlanta, GA. This place is large and takes a couple of hours to see everything that includes the park, Freedom Hall, his birthplace house, the fire station, and the church. If you love history like... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to visit after church, spent hours explored,took pictures, views film and all exhibitions, including Ebenezer Church. We were disappointed the birth home was closed indefinitely, but understand that before the visit. Love the historical value.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The only thing I love more than history is sharing it with loved ones, so I decided to visit the MLK National Park again. It's free! It requires a bit of walking but not too much. The park includes the MLK birth home, burial site, church, and two museum of memorabilia including an optional short film. There are shops where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Humbling Experience ...if you don't visit anywhere else in Atlanta, make sure you take the time to visit here.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a quaint area now run in part by the National Park System. Having grown up in the 1960s, it was enlightening to see the place where a major shift in racial relations took place. How far we have come since then really hit home as I visited these landmarks. Unknown to me was that Dr. King came from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was so enthralled to be at such an historical place. The house was closed for renovations, but I was able to physically tour the area and the Ebenezer Church where Martin Luther King preached. Not to be missed. The grave sites were inspiring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From visiting the museum I gained more information about Martin Luther King that I never knew about. The building houses a lot of information panels and audio/visual presentations. The site is split into a few parts from the buildings to his final resting place across the road lit by an eternal flame. Very interesting and you can spend a lot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was unfortunate that the birth house was closed due to needed repairs, however the park ranger had an excellent program and photos of the home. There area has been designated as a park. The visitor with a museum, Ebenezer Church, the old fire house and the birth home and the houses in the along Auburn Street are all part... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The King historical site is a must see for anyone and everyone who wishes to get a real telling and insightful view of what the American society was like as seen through the eyes of many who witnessed as well as who lived it. I did both. One should really be prepared to spend a minimum of a full day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed by the Martin Luther King Jr. historical site. It gives detailed information about the civil rights movement as well as the life of Martin Luther King Jr. In order to enable everyone to see and learn about this, admission is for free. Everyone should see this. It is truly inspiring. No matter what your skin color,... More 

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