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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Neighborhood: Old Fourth Ward
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Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1504
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+1 404-331-5190
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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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Growing up I've heard about Dr. King's life and now I had the opportunity to walk in some of his steps. I was not able to go inside his home but was able to take some pictures... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Growing up I've heard about Dr. King's life and now I had the opportunity to walk in some of his steps. I was not able to go inside his home but was able to take some pictures outside. It was a memorable experience and I really enjoyed myself.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting here was such a humbling experience. To walk in the places of a man who changed the world as we know it was truly amazing. Words do it no justice; there is simply no way that someone should visit Atlanta not visit here!

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Taylor, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so amazing to have this experience of going to the birth home and burial site of Dr. Martin Luther King. We didn't get a chance to tour the inside due to all your times being booked but we got a chance to watch the film tour of the home.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

MLK's boyhood home was not open when we were there, due to structural problems, but we still had a memorable visit. Appreciated hearing Martin's voice throughout the site, especially in Ebenezer Baptist Church.

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Boonton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative display of history. This is close to downtown but not walkable. Contained a display of written and video facts from the life of MLK, Jr. We all learned something and it was especially helpful for the teenagers, though very difficult to keep their attention. Burial site is beautiful. Worth a visit. Note that tours of MLK, Jr's house... More 

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Batam, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I went there, the house was being renovated. So I just took photo from the front, and had a big smile with me! :D

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting history lesson. I was most impressed by the amazing life of Mr King's wife Corretta than anything else at these historic sites.

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Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One day in Atlanta spent, and the best place I was is exactly this one! Martin Luther Kind memorial, including his house, museum, district .... enjoyed and was taken my the emotions when reading the history of human rights.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being an Asian, Martin Luther is just a passing personality in our history lessons. Going to MLK historic site gave deeper understanding on what transpired during Luther's life and his contribution to US society.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start from the Visitor Center, watch the movie, look around, listen to his speeches, then move on to the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and finally to his birth home. Inspiring display, a must see program in Atlanta. I still have his voice in my head, one of the greatest man in the world.

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