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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1504
Old Fourth Ward
+1 404-331-5190
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Martin Luther King Jr National Historical Site provides insight into the man, the movement he led, and the ongoing impact of race in America. Part museum, part memorial, and part educational foundation, the Centre encourages the visitor to reflect on the past as well...More

Thank Browgesen
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sad to report that this important site is shabby and neglected. The reflection pool was empty and paint was peeling. We're English and visited here because my wife is black (I'm white) and I wanted her and our children to savour black heritage. We left...More

Thank DavidLondon2008
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited the MLK home, it was very informative, and moving to see so much of Atlanta's history. I was disappointed that the Center itself was not kept up the way I would have expected. Over all it is a must see to understand Rev....More

1  Thank honestlyspeakg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a site with a few different locations. Go to the National Park site first. See the movie on MLK. Very informative and worthwhile .Good displays here also. Then take some time to walk and view the Ebenezer Baptist Church (you can go inside...More

1  Thank nriemen
Reviewed 1 week ago

you probably learned quite a bit about MLK Jr in school, but it's a whole other feeling to actually step inside of his home. a bit strange too, to come from downtown Atlanta and step inside of this house, it really does feel like you...More

1  Thank michael d
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was more thorough than I expected, and I am very grateful for that. You could easily spend at least an hour here, though to see and read everything probably more like 2 hours would be reasonable. I like how it ties in Jimmy Carter...More

1  Thank SpunkyJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good to visit this although not greatly sign posted. You have to pay to go in the house and by the time you have walked to to the house you then find out you have to buy the tickets back at the info point where...More

1  Thank Mrdarcypride
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is and always will be just a house. To make this anything else, is between you and your beliefs or needs. Interesting, but still just a house.

Thank PickyBaer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great piece of history that you must see when visiting Atlanta. Visit MLK's birth home, the fire station he used to hang out along with the church.

Thank CarySargent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved going to the location. Great piece of our history. A must go if you are in the area and are interested in learning more about Martin Luther King, Jr. Love it.

Thank johnnybaca02
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Vaughn H
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.
3 May 2017|
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24 December 2016|
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.