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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1504
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I spent more than 2 hours at MLJ national historical museum. I felt fascinated by its history and how his movement made a huge difference for America now, and the world, that I literary read all the captions each photos have, and opened each drawers...More

Thank iraSmurA
Reviewed 6 days ago

We toured the birth house of Martin Luther King, Jr., the King Center, the Visitor's Center, and also went inside the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. This was an eye-opening experience. To be in the house where Martin Luther King, Jr. lived and in the church...More

Thank tilis1011
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a great place to visit for families, and very educational. We also attended the 11:30 church service at the Ebenezer Church. It was a great experience, and spiritually uplifting. 100% recommended and we will go back again.

Thank Beili J
Reviewed 6 days ago

I wanted to discover more about Atlanta's history and identity and after visiting the Center for Civil rights earlier in the day, this was the natural next step. the tram from the Olympic park takes you straight here and only costs $3 for a day...More

Thank darren c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on the Saturday when there was a snow storm so unfortunately the church, birthplace home, and visitors center were closed. The street the home is located on is very pretty with mostly well kept homes. The church was still very amazing to see...More

Thank Awilson313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the way to the airport we drove by MLK Jr’s house. Did not have time to go in but was nice to see the neighborhood where he grew up. We were told you have to get there early as there are limited tours daily....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on MLK Jr. day. I recommend going on any other day it’s opened if you want to take your time and really marinate in the experience. Lots of parking. Take your kids. Take your grandparents. Everyone can learn a thing or two from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I learned everything about the MLK home in Auburn street and there different places to go is the MLK exhibit, freedom hall and MLK home. I learned about extremist discrimination against African Americans and sadly I learned about Rosa Park was arrested for sitting on...More

Thank Hamood U
Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience is one I will not forgot I will do it all over again. It felt really good to be standing in the same house that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. grew up in til the age of 12. You know we learn this...More

Thank Cierra D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the morning to wander around the birthplace of Dr King and also the museum. Truly inspirational experience - to think all of that happened so recently and that it took such bravery, perseverance and calmness in the face of horrendous treatment to break the...More

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Leslie J
15 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
27 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.
2 May 2017|
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