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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Neighbourhood: Old Fourth Ward
As featured in Touring Atlanta and 4 other guides
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Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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A moving look at the past.

The last of the nation parks in the Atlanta area that we have yet to visit. I would recommend a tour of the birth house. It's free but only a limited number of thickets are... read more

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Cordova, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The last of the nation parks in the Atlanta area that we have yet to visit. I would recommend a tour of the birth house. It's free but only a limited number of thickets are available per tour. The surrounding area is chocked full historically significant sites. Give yourself 3 to 4 hours so see it all and more time... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very memorable experience. It's wonderful to be able to see the tribute given to Mr. & Mrs. King. Will def. bring my son back to view such a historic moment.

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Humble by the history! I visited. Years ago before the national historic designation. The improvements compliment the history. People need to visit to be humble by the greatness achieved from the human struggle by Martin L King Jr.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A tremendous amount of effort and thought was put into this moving tribute to the man, who knew that Peace was the answer. A memorial walkway, with many great men and women who support his cause was an interesting side-note...A must visit when visiting Atlanta!

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The King Center and Auburn Avenue are a great way to spend an afternoon. Low key and no crowds, we always learn something new!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great reminder and self-reflecting exhibit that spears into your heart what diversity, equality and community and should be and can be...

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Could not go in as it is under renovation right now. We were told it is very well done. There were many who sat on the porch and took pictures of the outside and the landmark.

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You walk away with tear filled eyes wondering what if he lived to be 70?! How would the USA be different. You feel embarrassed to be a white person! Now with our new lunatic in office, it feels we have taken 100 steps backwards right into the racist world that MLK had dreamed we had escaped. Awesome experience! My 2nd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am so grateful that I got to feel the energy of this soulful place. I cannot really express how moving it was to feel connected to Martin Luther King Jr. and all that he did for the civil rights movement. I am grateful to have visited the displays, the gardens and the church he preached at. Thank you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the MLK historic site this morning - it is a great place to wander around and you really get a feel for the neighbourhood. We both found it very moving and thought provoking. The exhibition centre is well laid out and interesting. The only thing that was a shame is that the tour tickets for... More 

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