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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed November 8, 2012

I visited the MLK Historic Site on my very recent visit to Atlanta. I took the MARTA to the King Memorial Station and walked to the Site. The walk was not long at all. I was touched by the artifacts such as his clothing, shoes, bible, etc. I felt like I was actually placed in that time/era. I could envision his struggle and feel his pain and that felt by so many African Americans during that time. It was overwhelming and brought tears to my eyes. My 8yr old son enjoyed the visit and was fascinated by the carriage that carried MLK's casket. We were both touched by the letters from so many children to the family after his death. It's hard to believe that entry to the King Ctre, Ebenzer Baptist Church as well as the tour of his Birth Home are all free. This is a MUST on your visit to Atlana. A trip here is a History lesson that no textbook in the classroom can ever thoroughly cover.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

It didn't take a great deal of time. I hadn't been back since Dr. King, Sr. was alive. Took an international visitor and she loved it.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

a must to see when in Atlanta not to missed..the history..the info about his life..the park did an excellent job renovating the place

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

A must visit when you travel to Atlanta. Easy to locate, parking is all around the site. Lots of information, pictures and actual items that belonged to Dr. King. I suggest everyone visits at least once, but you'll want to go back repeatedly. You can walk to his Birth home and the old Ebenezar Baptist Church where he preached.

1  Thank SandersBrown
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

The site is in a shady part of town and it's more hype than historic. Parking is difficult unless you find a parking garage or lot and walk to the site. If you just want to say you've "Been ther- Done that", or mark it off your bucket list then it's worth the trip.

The Sweet Auburn Market is just up the street and is a great place to grab a good lunch at a reasonable price. Several food stands are in the facility as well as produce and meat stands. This made the trip to the MLK site worthwhile.

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