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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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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... read more

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Atlanta
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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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DeSoto, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the MLK Jr. Historic Center with family. We were excited to visit. Although the area is nice that it had the visitor center, church and childhood home, the visitor center was not well organized. We didn't know where to start or what order to walk through the center to see all the exhibits. We watched the video on his... More 

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Haymarket, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is incredible. This is the house he grew up in and next door is the Center for Non Violent Social Change. I enjoyed the historical rooms at the center, with Rosa Parks room and the Gandhi room. The grounds are great as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop by in small groups and walk through the house where Martin Luther King lived and grew up as a child. I enjoyed viewing the authentic clothes, furniture and even the unique kitchen stove.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit with displays that focus on the life of MLK, Jr as well as the fight for civil rights. I had a great discussion with the ranger who was excited to show us the state and city discrimination laws. I left inspired and hope that we continue moving forward. It's worth going across the street to visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The eco-system they create in the surrounding blocks compliments the museum well. It was very well curated and the exhibits were engaging. Well worth the visit and worth a donation since it's free.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with much of history, there is the good, the bad and the ugly. MLK National Historic Site has it all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The MLK complex inlcuding the museum is just something you have to see when visiting Atlanta. Its a part of US history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the home is closed to visitors The area is lovely I attended ebeneezer church service - fabulous and saw his tomb and toured his old church The local area is quite lovely and is a Historic location

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