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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. Take a look at our Atlanta itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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TripAdvisor
  • Although there is less to see than could be possible, you can't go there without being touched by the historical importance of the site. I went a few days after the election of Trump as president, whi...  more »
  • A not to be missed stop to learn some history about the early fight for civil rights. Tours are available, and wheel chairs are available for rental. 
  • Anyone with time to spare in Atlanta should take the time to visit the museum and site. It's a short walk between MLK birthplace, tomb, Ebenezer Church and the small, but very informative, free museum...  more »
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  • Great self-guided walking tour of the neighborhood in which Dr. M. L. King Jr. lived as a boy. We enjoyed the museum and Heritage Sanctuary. We wish we had had more time to spend in the museum.
  • Kudos to the National Park Service for managing the historic site so well. Martin Luther King is a giant - and the historic site does a wonderful job in showcasing his amazing, inspirational life. The exhibits provide a unique and realistic glimpse and experience into the times when Rev King was alive. I came away even more inspired. A must see if you are in Atlanta.
  • This place represents Atlanta proudly, history rests here and its displayed elegantly. There's a uncontrollable feeling of influence and a vibe you get while exploring the grounds. A real raw sense of history of one of the most influential activist that ever spoke up. Would recommend visiting to anyone any day of the week.
  • If you love to learn the history, about great people, you must visit this place. You can even visit the home where Dr. Marting Luther King Jr. grew up. Nothing new, but you should give it a simple visit if you have enough time.
  • The most influential place I've visited in a long time! A must visit for those who've never been or planning on visiting Atlanta...