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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta

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At Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, see King's childhood home, the church where he and his father pastored, and the final resting place of King. Take a free ticket at the visitor center and join a guided tour of the house. Visit the museum that chronicles the American Civil Rights movements, and the "I Have a Dream" International World Peace Rose Garden--an artistic representation of King's life of non-violence. You can walk the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, which honors those who fought for equality. On a brick island, at the center of a reflecting pool, you'll see the tomb of Martin Luther and his wife, Coretta. Before you head to Atlanta, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Atlanta day trip site, to make sure you see all that Atlanta has to offer, including Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.
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  • It just seems that anyone serious about learning more about the civil rights movement needs to visit this park. I think it's quite cool that NPS is working to preserve entire blocks of this area... 
    It just seems that anyone serious about learning more about the civil rights movement needs to visit this park. I think it's quite cool that NPS is working to preserve entire blocks of this area...  more »
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park should be a "must see" on the 'to do' list of anyone visiting Atlanta. Here, there are exhibits and tableaus charting the life, teachings and... 
    The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park should be a "must see" on the 'to do' list of anyone visiting Atlanta. Here, there are exhibits and tableaus charting the life, teachings and...  more »
  • This National Park is such a beautiful site! The preservation work on the neighborhood makes you feel like you're back in the 1950s. Definitely sign up for a free tour of his childhood home and take.....  more
    This National Park is such a beautiful site! The preservation work on the neighborhood makes you feel like you're back in the 1950s. Definitely sign up for a free tour of his childhood home and take.....  more »
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  • I had the honor of visiting the Martin Luther King Historical Park in Atlanta Georgia in January about a week before King's birthday. I would say the indoor exhibits and displays were well presented and laid out and representative of his life. The outdoor exhibits were moving as well. Admission is free. The highlights were the film, tour we signed up for to visit the house he was literally born in, seeing the neighborhood he grew up in and the awesome guide we had. I believe the church tour was temporarily closed. King is one of the very few people that I am in awe of and truly admire.
  • This spot is definitely worth the visit if you are in Atlanta! There are a few blocks worth of sites, including the birth home of MLK Jr, the tomb of him and his wife, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the Visitor Center. Although we went during regular hours, the birth home was not open; I think you may have to schedule a tour but it wasn’t clear. The Visitor Center is the best place to start, and includes an exhibit about Martin Luther King Jr’s life and his role in the American civil right movement. The tomb is across the street and is a beautiful, solemn site surrounded by a fountain and displays about the principles of non-violence that King preached. There is a large parking lot on the north side of the site.
  • The museum is very informative and well maintained. There is a guided tour to the Birth Home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Everything is completely free of charge and the location is very convenient (approximately 15 minute walk from Five Points station). Highly recommend visiting the museum if you ever come to Atlanta.
  • I can't believe I have lived here most of my life and this was my 1st time here. It's so inspiring to see all the quotes and beauty in this location and humbling to visit the tombs of the great Martin Luther King and his wife. Definitely recommend visiting.
  • This is such an awesome, FREE historic site. The museum isn’t huge (20-25 minutes if you read/watch almost everything), but this is a fantastic place to visit and learn. You also get three stamps here if you have your National park passport book!

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