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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
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450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1504
Old Fourth Ward
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Reviewed today

My family and I took a mini vacation and went to the Historic Site. All I can say is MIND BLOWING!!!! Lots to learn, see and experience. To sit on the row Mrs. King sat on with her children during the funeral service for Dr....More

Thank anonymous08162017
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Reviewed yesterday

You can't go to Altanta without visiting MLK,s birth place, tomb and church...all three thought provoking.

Thank CathyT200
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was thought provoking and heartfelt. The teenagers were able to see and experience a little of the struggle. I appreciate the detail and story provided for our youth to understand the past. It was meaningful to hear about Dr Kings family and the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Atlanta has done a masterful job of keeping the legacy of MLK alive to this very day. No detail was overlooked. Fascinating historical site to visit.

Thank jfosters6
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A man and time period that should not be forgotten/ignored. Great visitor center with displays and videos. Get in line early (we arrived maybe 15 minutes past opening and got tickets for the 2:00; earlier already sold out) for a ranger-led tour of MLK Jr.'s...More

Thank greyheaded
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have 2 hourd to spare and decided to take the Atlanta street car from Centennial Olympic Park to King historic district. It comes every 5 min and cost $1 per ride round trip, very convenient. Since we did not make our reservation we're not...More

Thank Tess N
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When you visit Atlanta, you must visit this timeless piece of southern and american history. Allow plenty of time to take in the breath-taking moments. People visit from all over the world, so be prepared for long lines sometime.

Thank Clyde B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great memorial site for Martin Luther King - the historical centre has a great display outlining the history of Martin Luther King's involvement in the struggles in the 60's and also provides a insight into how the black population was treated by the whites....More

Thank dagebow
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had time to kill and walked to this historic site. I was very impressed how history has been displayed. This needs to be seen by every school child to understand our history.

Thank Lynelle D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know what to expect but this is a fully - developed, large museum and multi-building attraction. So very glad that in a 24 hour trip to Atlanta to tour Emory University that we chose to squeeze this in. Helpful hint - if you...More

Thank Circusboyny
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AnonymousVBG
4 February 2018|
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Response from micahkimler | Reviewed this property |
We arrived at 11am and we were told that the next available tour was at 3:30 that afternoon.
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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.
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