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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Neighbourhood: Old Fourth Ward
As featured in Touring Atlanta and 4 other guides
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Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone Number:
+1 404-331-5190
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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Start at the visitor center and then work your way around the three main...

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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Powerfully well done...A must for even if you have just 30 minutes

A great reminder and self-reflecting exhibit that spears into your heart what diversity, equality and community and should be and can be...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great reminder and self-reflecting exhibit that spears into your heart what diversity, equality and community and should be and can be...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Could not go in as it is under renovation right now. We were told it is very well done. There were many who sat on the porch and took pictures of the outside and the landmark.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You walk away with tear filled eyes wondering what if he lived to be 70?! How would the USA be different. You feel embarrassed to be a white person! Now with our new lunatic in office, it feels we have taken 100 steps backwards right into the racist world that MLK had dreamed we had escaped. Awesome experience! My 2nd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am so grateful that I got to feel the energy of this soulful place. I cannot really express how moving it was to feel connected to Martin Luther King Jr. and all that he did for the civil rights movement. I am grateful to have visited the displays, the gardens and the church he preached at. Thank you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited the MLK historic site this morning - it is a great place to wander around and you really get a feel for the neighbourhood. We both found it very moving and thought provoking. The exhibition centre is well laid out and interesting. The only thing that was a shame is that the tour tickets for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it was AN awesome experience just wish we would have been able to tour the house but the tours were full for the day! next time i will make sure we get there early so we can get a spot to tour the inside of the house!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolutely fantastic historical site to visit! I would recommend for everyone. It was a rainy day when we went but there was plenty to see and do inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't get out of the car as the neighborhood felt a bit sketchy. The buildings were nice and we took pics from the car.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only got to see the outside but was still a definite must see in Atlanta. The history of the entire Sweet Auburn neighborhood was great

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see for anyone interested in history. You cannot visit Atlanta without seeing this historical site.

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