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Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour provided by Great Exploration Tours Atlanta

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Our MLK, Jr. Heritage tour has been adapted. Tour is conducted by local historian Ms. Stephanie, who has lived and worked in Atlanta for thirty plus years, and worked for Three Mayors of Atlanta. An overview of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from his formative years as a youth growing up on Auburn Ave, once called the riches Negro streets in the world and Dr. Kings impact as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Although access to the buildings in the National Historic Park, (the Visitor Center, Ebenezer Baptist Church and Dr. King’s birth home) are closed, we are conducting a walking tour of the area and its legendary history. Tour begins at the Visitor Center, Short walk to Auburn Ave and hear of it’s, illustrious history and fame, Continue on Auburn to the neighborhood of King’s boyhood home, Also on Auburn is the beautiful Reflecting Pool and the tombs of Dr. and Mrs. King, Jr. End at Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King, Jr, senior and grandfather pastored.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    450 Auburn Ave NE
    450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
    Meet your guide at the Gandhi Statue at 9:30 AM. Free parking is also available at the MLK Welcome Center. The entrance to the park's parking lot is located on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue (GPS 33°45'32.43"N, 84°22'24.00"W). Enter the coordinates into your unit for driving directions to the park.
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    450 Auburn Ave NE
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Birth Home of Martin Luther King, Jr
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    450 Auburn Ave NE
    450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
    Meet your guide at the Gandhi Statue at 9:30 AM. Free parking is also available at the MLK Welcome Center. The entrance to the park's parking lot is located on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue (GPS 33°45'32.43"N, 84°22'24.00"W). Enter the coordinates into your unit for driving directions to the park.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers of (4) guest to run tour. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the (Special Reqirements Section) when checking out.
  • Tour start time is approximate and can be adjusted for traffic conditions and pick-up schedule
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
9Reviews
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Merissa wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Miss Stephanie is a wealth of knowledge and such a great guide! My mom and I came out on a rainy Sat morning and Miss Stephanie made sure we had a nice experience. The only thing I will say that hindered our experience was due to Covid-19 all the houses/centers were closed so
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mary H wrote a review Jan. 2020
Foster City11 contributions8 helpful votes
Miss Stephanie met my husband, our young adult daughter and myself promptly at the arranged time and place. Stephanie is a 30 year resident of Atlanta and was a wealth of knowledge not only about Dr King and family but also the history of Atlanta. We spent the morning
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from SouthPaw52, Tour Guide at Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour
Responded Jan. 7, 2020
Thank you Mary. I throughly enjoy sharing all aspect of Atlanta to visitors and locals alike. I'm always learning something new about its history, growing communities, politics, food and diverse population everyday. I'm glad the rain didn't "dampen" the experience. Stephanie
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Leon M wrote a review Dec. 2019
Fort Myers, Florida17 contributions1 helpful vote
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This was a great educational experience of Dr Kings History. His family and his journey. It was very informative and the lunch was so good. We have a awesome tour guide she was the best. Mrs Tiffaney, you was the best.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Hambletstthomastour, Owner at Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour
Responded Dec. 30, 2019
Thank you very much for review and taking our Dr. Martin Luther King Tour. Our tour guides are local historians who enjoy what they do. Our tours and day trips are the perfect overview of each destination's history, culture, activities, scenic views and cuisine. Thank you again for your review. We hope to see you on your next trip to Atlanta.
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Donald C wrote a review Aug. 2018
2 contributions5 helpful votes
This was a dream come true and a very moving experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. I don't know which part of the tour I enjoyed the most. However, when we first stopped a the museum next door to the new Ebenezer Baptist Church, it brought back a lot of
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Hambletstthomastour, Owner at Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour
Responded Nov. 25, 2019
Thank you for your positive review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour to the Dr. Martin Luther King National Historical Park. It was our pleasure to tour with you. Best Regards Hamblet
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Yessica N wrote a review Jul. 2018
Mission Hills3 contributions12 helpful votes
I felt compelled to write a positive review because almost everything written prior to this review has been corrected by the tour company. My family of six stayed close to the airport and we got calls for confirmation prior to landing. They picked us up from the nearest hotel,
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Date of experience: June 2018
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