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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1504
Old Fourth Ward
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The National Historic site that preserves MLK Jr's childhood home is worth seeing to understand the humble beginnings and community ethos that shaped this American prophet. Note that walking to the site may not be for all-- the Sweet Auburn District is no longer a...More

Thank RamblerAZ
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'll preface this by saying that the NPS and its rangers are usually my favorite people ever. I'll also say that the people of Atlanta were generally extremely friendly. That said, two of the rangers at the Visitor's Center were so grumpy as to leave...More

Thank Kristin R
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a wonderful tribute to an incredible and courageous man. I was moved to tears by the photographs, quotes, and actual footage of Dr. King's powerful speeches. The memorial across the street from the museum is the final resting place for Dr. King and his...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was moved to tears on my visit, especially sitting in Ebenezer Baptist Church, I felt as if I had taken a step back in history and Martin Luther King was preaching one of his sermons. The whole visit to the centre was an emotional...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

For someone who loves history, like my husband, this is a must see when in Georgia. It is free, donation only, just need to sign up for ticket in the MLK National historic site, This house looked small from the outside but actually bigger than...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing tribute to a selfless, strong, pillar in his community and the world. A remarkable visitor Center with news footages, movies, photos, and other major media exhibits. It contains his casket wagon and the cross lain across it as it was pulled through the streets....More

Thank Cathlene S
Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting historic and learning experience for all ages also visit the Church and Sweet Auburn Market for great food and deals

Thank chicke2006
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth taking the time to spend an hour reading and learning about all the history of Martin Luther King throughout his short life. Very informative and free!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit as many National sites as possible and this is one not to be missed. Very well organized and informative. As we continue the struggle to make all people's rights be protected it's scary how we live in a country going backwards. Thoughful, insightful,...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited most of the venues associated with the site. We started at the visitors' center at the opening at 9:00 and by doing so were assured of signing up for the 10:00 tour of the Birth Home. We checked the parking lot and there...More

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658katyw
September 21, 2018|
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Response from LoverofLobster | Reviewed this property |
No, you don’t have to book a tour. You can visit these places on your own.
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AnonymousVBG
February 4, 2018|
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Response from micahkimler | Reviewed this property |
We arrived at 11am and we were told that the next available tour was at 3:30 that afternoon.
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Leslie J
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Wanderlust_ff_2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, to be on the safe side, I would like to recommend the website 'nps.gov/malu' to you. Last week everything was open (King Center, Church, Birth Home...) - but with the exeption to the 'Visitor Center' on Peace Plaza... More
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