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“A must see historical site”

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 January 1, 2013

Arrive early to secure free tickets to tour MLK's house. The exhibit center is a must see destination. We cannot forget how we treated black Americans.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

National historic site with MLK's childhood home, grave, church etc. The visitors center displays are a old and in need of renovation. The birth house is open for tours which you have to sign up for. There are tours every 30 min with 15 people max, so get there early.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

The MLKNHS is actually a preserved multi-block complex that preserves part of the community in which young Martin grew to be the extraordinary man he became. To those of us who are too young to remember the man, know Dr. King as a legend. This wonderful effort by the National Park Service gives us a way of understanding this near mythical character as a real flesh and blood person within the context of his community. The Ebenezer Baptist Church is a contemplative setting where you can sit and hear the powerful sermons and speeches of Dr. King in a peaceful setting. His boyhood home is preserved intact but is so small that only a handful of people can tour it via the NPS ranger led tours. You must get to the site at opening if you want to reserve a spot on a tour. By the time we arrived at 11 am, the tours were sold out for the day and you cannot reserve a spot for the following day. The museums and gift shops are extrodinarily well done and really help one understand his signifance in social causes in his community, his nation, and his world. Some exhibit space is also given to Ghandi, Rosa Parks, and other contemparies who he influenced and who influenced him. His grave and Mrs. King's grave are in a reflecting pool. Viewing them gave me a surprising feeling of grief, despair, and hope. Perhaps, this compex mixture of feelings is a monument in itself. The fact that I can be so deeply affected even though I cannot remember Dr. King means his dream is alive in me and millions of others. His will, his conscience, and his dream will be accomplished as long as his legacy affects people so dramatically. Thank you, Dr. King. We love you and miss you.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Doesn't cost you a penny, has a huge exhibit at the visitor's center, and you can walk to the tomb, the birthplace/childhood home, and the church of MLK Jr.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

This attraction is a great learning experience for all ages. Great photos, free parking, easy access if you take MARTA.

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