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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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If you want to visit the somewhere Martin Luther King was born, make sure that you arrive early in the day and make a reservation as soon as you arrive at the NPS centre - numbers... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2016
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

If you want to visit the somewhere Martin Luther King was born, make sure that you arrive early in the day and make a reservation as soon as you arrive at the NPS centre - numbers are limited. The tour is very worthwhile - the NP guide was very informative and committed to sharing the history of MLK and his... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2016

Make a reservation for a tour at the Visitors Centre for your free tour of the interior and exterior of the house. One tip if you want to take photos of the exterior (which is allowed ) I would suggest going early before the first visitors arrive we were there at around 8.am and had the place to ourselves took... More 

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Reviewed January 16, 2016

If you are anywhere near Atlanta, make it a point to see the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. It shows the early beginnings of this man and during the tour of his home we got to hear about his mischievous side as a child as well as well as all the good things he stood for. The neighborhood... More 

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Reviewed January 16, 2016

Very interesting. I had never seen the house from the inside before so this was a treat. Our guide was excellent and very animated. The tour presented a side of MLK one seldom thinks about, his life as a child.

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Houston, TX
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Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

I brought my 12 year old soon here while visiting family for the holidays. We had stopped to see Ebenezer Baptist church first and I hadn't researched the tour times. So I was sad to see a sign saying the tickets for the last day were full. The woman working the desk heard me telling my son we missed out... More 

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Reviewed January 16, 2016

We came to Atlanta because of 'Gone with the Wind' and Martin Luther King, so this was one of the must-see sites on our two-month road trip around the USA. The Visitors Center was quite gripping, giving you the feeling that you were right in the middle of some of the civil rights conflicts of the 1950s/60s. Very cleverly done.... More 

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Reviewed January 15, 2016

We arrived at around 12 an headed straight to the visitor center to get reservations for the Birth home tour, which is the only part the requires a ticket (which is free). our reservation was for 3pm. To pass the time were walked around the visitor center and watched a short documentary in the theater of the center. Al thought... More 

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Reviewed January 15, 2016

This place is essential for history buffs, particularly those studying the Civil Rights Movement. When we visited the house visit was free on Friday mornings. Also stop at the nearby fire station, MLK's grave site, and Ebenezer Baptist Church.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed January 15, 2016

I was astounded by how moved I was, walking through the MLK National Historic site, the beautiful words and people you learn about contribute to an experience that is something if you come to Atlanta should be a must visit. If you live in Georgia and have not been yet visited, put on your calendar and go. You will be... More 

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Reviewed January 14, 2016

You have to tour the MLK Historic site while visiting Atlanta. This site is full of lots of history and plenty of knowledge to be gained. I'm sure you learn something here that you didn't previously know before visiting the historic site.

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