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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
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+1 404-331-5190
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place definitely deserves a stop while vacationing in Atlanta. This historic site is free. You must register at the welcome center if you wish to enter the birth house of Martin Luther King. The grave sight is currently under construction, so I didn't get...More

Thank Dorothy T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a very emotional experience I was overcome with the fact that i was inside dr kings childhood home and the interior looks jus like it did when he was there. The tour was short n sweet but amazing none the less

Thank Darryl H
Reviewed 3 days ago

On vacation from the UK, I spent an afternoon at the MLK National Historic Site. I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition on civil rights etc. Very educational! It is strange to realise how different things were only 50/60 years ago and the bravery of those people...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This national park was very well done and the guides were excellent. The exhibits and short movie provided were so informative. The park area is very nice and well maintained. We also took the guided tour of MLK ‘s birthplace and home. It was excellent...More

Thank WS588
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to consider this complex of historic sites among my three favorite museums in the world. I was so excited to take my teenaged children there for the first time recently... and then was so disappointed when it did not have the allure I...More

Thank jlkm74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m grateful the National Park Service has preserved such an important part of our history. MLK’s home tour was enlightening, and the Ebenezer Baptist Church self-tour was educational and emotional.

Thank Burt H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of different places to visit in this area and all free. We toured the birthplace of MLK (we were only shown the ground floor and the tour took 3 minutes in total but we queued in line around 15 minutes to get in, but...More

Thank august01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Want an amazing historic place. Nice visitors center with good information. Enjoyed the site when MLK and his wife are buried. Loved the little Ebenezer church across the street. And sweet Auburn av. About a 15 min walk from the metro station.

Thank S R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all need to see this place. Not just the birthplace of MLK but the entire 3 square block which depicts much of his history, upbringing and youth. Very nice people from the Park Services took care of us and the sites we visited. I’m...More

Thank MoabQueen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The historical place still protected well to tell the present who Martin Luther Jr was and What he has done .

Thank churchinbensg1946
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Leslie J
16 October 2017|
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Response from Wanderlust_ff_2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, to be on the safe side, I would like to recommend the website 'nps.gov/malu' to you. Last week everything was open (King Center, Church, Birth Home...) - but with the exeption to the 'Visitor Center' on Peace Plaza... More
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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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