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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 yesterday via mobile

Visited the reflecting pool, Dr. and Mrs. King's tomb, freedom walkway, the eternal flame, and the exhibits inside located there. Has timeline, real family photos, artifacts (such as Dr. MLK's peace medal). Sadly the reflecting pool is under construction at this time but it didn't...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Important historic site which includes the house, tomb, and church of Martin Luther King, all close together. Very interesting to visit, especially if you are interested in history or in the achievements of Martin Luther King. However, I was expecting it all to be a...More

Thank mathiasdebrouwer
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did not go on a (paid) tour but it was really neat to see MLK, Jr.s birth home. You can go inside with a paid tour. I wasn't sure about what to expect in the area when we decided to drive by his home....More

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Visitor Center is very good with a movie, many exhibits, and a very extensive, comprehensive Junior Ranger booklet. Come early for the "first come first served" tickets to MLK home tour nearby. The park brochure details many sights in the area that have to...More

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent the morning touring this historic area and it was a humbling and beautiful experience. It's a must see for anyone visiting Atlanta. There is a lot to see and it's all free. It's great for families, couples or solo travelers. I would definitely...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I say go early as you don't want to miss touring MLK's birth home. I had,planned to get there when it opened but we had a slow start and were about 45 minutes late. Luckily we were able to get on the 12 noon tour...More

Thank SusanVM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an amazing visit. The impact on our history is unimaginable. To stand as witness to a man who lead those who even today are standing up to equality and equal rights for all. As we stood in front a his childhood home, tomb, church,...More

Thank InspiringMile
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very informative and information is provided in a nice way in the visitor's center. After the visit to the visitor's center it's only a short walk to the birth house and the tombs.

Thank andrea_kuiken
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must if your are interested in history, influential people, and human rights. You can get there easily from the town centre as it is only about a mile out, so walk or jump on the Atlanta tram (costs one dollar). You can...More

Thank Mahala1959
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was just awesome to be able to walk into the house Martin Luther King was born and lived in! The tour guide is blind, but didn't miss a beat. And, he was quite knowledgable, and entertaining!

Thank Tomeka G
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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.