The King Center
The King Center
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles426 reviews
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Like the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park on the opposite side of the road, this is another "should not be missed" site in Atlanta. As well as the history of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, there is also information about Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement. The highlights of any visit, though, have to be the 'Eternal Flame' and the graves of Dr King and His wife, Coretta Scott King; a privilege to see.
Written December 9, 2022
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Michael C
Rock Hill, SC
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This was a brief stop during our Atlanta trip. My family had previously been to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis and this was also on our list. Due to COVID, they had just reopened, but you could tell that everything was not back up normally. Parts of the reflecting pool needed cleaning and the walkway was closed as well as the Chapel of Different Faiths. It was a powerful experience nonetheless. Dr. King and Mrs. King's voice and presence could be felt and many of their speeches and sermons played throughout the center. The gift shop provided many items that were informative and educational.
Written June 10, 2022
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Ok for what it was. Can only walk around one side & little to see. Felt uncomfortable by those posing for big grinning selfie photos in front of MLK's grave - didn't feel respectful at their graves.
Written November 19, 2021
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Erin K
San Rafael, CA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The is THE place to pay your respects to Dr. and Mrs. King. Their legacies are well-preserved and the center does amazing work spreading the word of non-violence and the Beloved Community, headed by their daughter, Dr. Bernice King. Visit the tombs of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King as well as the eternal flame that keeps their memory alive.
Written May 28, 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Everyone needs to explore this historic gem in Atlanta. The church next door, Ebenezer is also available for tours. The newer church where Rev Warnock preaches is across the street. I am so proud to live near this historic area.
Written November 28, 2020
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Claudette C
Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
We wanted to visit here while in Atlanta. The King Center is well maintained and inviting. The bright blue tiles and n the reflection pool are fantastic. Wish more of the buildings had been opened but still worth the trip
Written April 14, 2021
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Solemnly laid out, the center tools one through the struggle for human rights with quotes etched here and there, and representations of history. The long pool with the tomb of MLK lies behind as part of the centre.

It is a must see for Atlanta downtown.
Written May 1, 2022
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Lisa M
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
His name was spelled out using loose bricks. Really? The statements on the foam board needed updating. Could hear sounds from all the TV's at once. Cannot make online reservations for the house. Looks like the 5th graders designed the whole thing. Dirty, ugly, pathetic. He deserves better. Somebody pocketed the money allocated for this project. I have an idea who.
Written February 18, 2014
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CrashDecatur_Ga_
Decatur, Ga.
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Not a lot of people around. The site looked a bit haggard. Exhibit was in poor repair. Staff were few and far between.
Written January 4, 2013
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There are some things of interest but the Center for Civil and Human Rights is much better and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery is extraordinary and the Civil Rights museum in Birmingham is also worth seeing.

If you want to see King's tomb, this is the place.
Written November 22, 2019
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