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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1504
+1 404-331-5190
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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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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1504
Old Fourth Ward
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The area is safe, clean, beautiful and a great way to learn about history. I would recommend to anyone

Thank lauracn
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed seeing the visitor center, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Freedom Walk with the tombs, and the original house. It really makes you feel like you're walking in the shoes and era when the neighborhood was much different. If you want to tour the house,...More

Thank sjanderson6
Reviewed 4 days ago

The MLK Jr site does an outstanding job of presenting the life, times and work of Dr. King and his family. I found it very sobering and inspirational. I noticed people of different ages, backgrounds and nationalities being moved by the exhibits.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Extremely affordable & convenient way to dive in to this great historical community. From his childhood home, firehouse, church & entire neighborhood, one can imagine him walking the blocks and being influenced by all he observed around him.

Thank JulesLeftfield
Reviewed 4 days ago

I cannot believe this place is in such disarray. I was not satisfied with the way the grounds were kept. The grounds are run down, the eternal flame has over grown weeks around it and its broken, the pool need to be re painted. please...More

Thank newshoes1965
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This whole historical area was very interesting and uplifting. You can take your time and go from one abuilding to the next at your leisure. There's so much information and history in these buildings, that's impossible to rush this experience. All entrances are free of...More

Thank SenoritaBlackBarbie
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must see when in Atlanta. Very informative and a sad time in history. It makes you want to apologize for human kind. We also walked to the house that Martin Luther King grew up in as well as the church that he went to...More

Thank Barb W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were excited to see the home and church. We learned so much during our visit . Just wish they had times of tours at the hotels.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tickets are free and available in the gift shop next door. Dr. King's older sister helped recreate everything just as it was when she and her brothers were growing up here. The park ranger will give you personal stories shared by Christine King Farris from...More

Thank ChristieB918
Reviewed 5 days ago

We travelled to the MLK center by the Atlanta Steetcar which stops right there. The Center includes many fascinating museum exhibits from MLK's life and civil rights work. Within a very short walking distance there is the house that he was raised in, the Ebenezer...More

Thank Russ W
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Vaughn H
How long should I allow for a thorough visit? BTW, there is or was tobacco in Connecticut. I'm from North Carolina & remember being surprised to see tobacco barns up there in CT as a child.
28 May 2017|
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Response from Cocomaryland | Reviewed this property |
Two hours sounds about right. I concur with others, make sure to go to the church across the street.
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BWS
What is the nearest MARTA RAPID RAIL station? Or best way by public transport please.
3 May 2017|
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Response from Dougwho | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. But there are many transportation options for you and many people willing to help you.
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rockchicx23
Will it be open on Dec 31 or Jan 1?
24 December 2016|
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Response from Mandarinlady | Reviewed this property |
Check their website, closed for holidays & the childhood home is having repairs/restorations done again. Enjoy, it's a great experience, try to visit each location.
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