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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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  • The tours for birth house are very limited so we didn't get to see it. The staff at the visitors center was not very friendly. Other than that we enjoyed our visit and had the chance to learn quite a ...  more »
  • My wife and I were looking for things to do in Atlanta, and saw this was nearby. Very pleased we did visit, very informative sober learning experience. We were both very moved. We went to the visitors...  more »
  • all within a block of each other is MLK's birth house, Ebenezer Baptist Church, his and wife's graves and museum dedicated to what he believed in. born at home because his mother didn't want to go to ...  more »
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  • Yes, yes, and yes! This place still makes me shed a tear of complete Pride and joy. I am so happy that the center is functional and running and has a great following. He deserve this and more
  • The Martin Luther King National Historic Center This is a very profound and heart touching place to visit. The Historic Compound is a group of Historical Site not far from one another. You can do this on your own by simply following a map. For example, you can visit the house where this great man was born in. It was built in 1895. From there you can visit the Ebenezer Baptist Church. It is only a block away. Not far is the King Center for Non Violence. Ms. Coretta King started the Center after her husband was assassinated. There is also the visitor center and the Gandhi Promenade. All of these historical venues are full of facts, photographs and historical information. And each site requires time and effort. Do not rush and truly pace yourself. I spent about five hours and felt satisfied with all that I saw. Do not forget to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King tomb in the Sweet Auburn district. Walk the Freedom Hall and mediate how much freedom cost. I admired this man and it was an honor to visit these places. They are a part of a History that should not be ignored – travel and let History tell you truth and share.
  • Its one thing to be told and taught about what Martin Luther king Jr did and who he is. But it feels great to walk the streets that he walked and see it first hand.. im so amazed.. especially the birth place
  • Amazing place to understand the connection between East (India) and West (USA). Every kid must visit this place to know what this man stood for. Being an Indian I felt proud to realize that MLK and MK Gandhi were such close friends and comrades in their struggles for social equality and political reforms.
  • Great educational experience, wish the museum was bigger would love to see it expanded with more information :), gift shop could have more of a novelty selection. Loved the content.