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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  • was worth a visit. several buildings within a few blocks. fire station, birth house, church, etc. lots of information. tastefully done memorial area.  more »
  • This was a really interesting and informational place to visit. You get to see how he lived his life and can explore his home, church and surrounding areas of his boyhood. Well worth a visit, but make...  more »
  • This is a great passage of history that reminds us all that we can fight w/ peace. I did not realize that MLK started from the Rosa Parks incident, and from that he was able to fight w/out violence, b...  more »
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  • Such a wonderful and liberating experience. The staff was very knowledgeable and passionate about their duties to educate everyone about Dr. King, his legacy, and the barriers he overcame during his era. We didn't get an opportunity to visit all of the exhibits, but my family will definitely go back again. Also, do not be surprised when you visit the house, there is no flash photography or cell phone usage allowed for copyright purposes and original decor.
  • I love the rose garden...the quotes of the children in the garden just grabs my heart....AMAZING!!! The site gives you a nice interactive review of history... A sense of peace among everyone while you explore and review history...I also find it interesting to see the different emotions on the faces of the people visiting the site...
  • Very cool place to just go and walk around and get to remember the importance of this wonderful man through visuals. If you're in Atlanta you must stop here. I wish I had more time to go through his home and I bet I would've loved it even more.
  • Fascinating and breathtaking sites and scenery! To be able to visit a historical place due to the care and humility of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an honor. Several beautiful rose bushes surrounding the area. Walking into Ebenezer Baptist was extraordinary. A must visit place in Georgia.
  • Definitely read and use the information given under Plan Your Visit on the nps.gov/malu website. Especially if you're driving to the park and or will need to park your vehicle, once you arrive... Because using any of the street addresses may take you to the wrong location depending on the online map service, your phone or GPS unit. If the latter, then use the given GPS coordinates in your unit for best results... And NOTE: That the entrance to the visitor parking lot is located on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. GPS coordinates 33°45'32.43"N, 84°22'24.00"W can be used as your destination, in your map program for driving directions. Once you arrive at the parking lot it's a short walk across Irwin Street and then down the Promenade to the Visitor Center. (See attached) BTW, they have a great Junior Ranger booklet, but it seems to need some updating or someone needs to reorder the "patch" that it states you will earn upon completion.
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