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The King Center, Atlanta

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  • several things to do within a few blocks. interesting. i enjoyed the memory garden area with a large water feature. has a large gift store.  more »
  • History of Martin Luther King must exhibit very well. It is recommended to go look here first before going to travel from. Or studying the basic historical background, not from it.
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  • The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is a very Informative and eye opening experience. It offers insight into the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as that or Mr...  more »
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  • My family and I visited the King Center on our 6 day trip to Atlanta. We were staying at the Barclay Hotel downtown and we got there by the Atlanta Streetcar for $1.00 per person. It stopped right the King Center. If you drive there is FREE parking on John Wesley Dobbs Ave. then follow Civil Rights Walk of Fame. The admission to everything is FREE (the museum, church, childhood home, Resting place, and the fire station). To tour everything will take about 3 hours. The Childhood home is a guided tour and it takes about 30 minutes to tour. If you want to tour the Childhood home you need to get there when it opens at 9am because you have to get a ticket because they only allow so many visitors a day. Everything is wheelchair accessible. When we went to the Childhood home the elevator lift was broken and my son couldn't finish the tour, and when we went to the church the security officer told us the left there was broken and then another officer told us it was working. Then when we left the same officer that told us that the lift wasn't working told us the only way in and out of the building was steps so my husband and I had to pick our son and wheelchair up over the steps to go in and out the church and after we left we turned the corner and their was wheelchair ramp that did come out the church from the side. I'm not sure what that guys problem was but he had some kind of issue. Thank goodness for the other officer if it wasn't for him we wouldn't have gotten to go inside the church. That one rude person kinda ruined our time. Everyone else was friendly. Camera's without Flash are allowed in museum, church, fire station. There is no camera's allowed in the childhood home.
  • When you step inside Ebenezer Baptist Church. You fell the tension and serious of the past era. I don’t know what to say other than you have to go their to experience what my family and I did. Next, stop by and be in awe of the presence of Dr. and Mrs. MLK at the eternal flame (wasn’t on, not sure why). No words for the experience. Lastly, tour the King residence. The house is huge and you can feel the love of the place. Then, to stand outside and imagine what life was like during that time. I can imagine the meaning of joy and pain. To visit this site is a privilege.
  • Rich experience, beyond comparison. Please make this a trip for you and your loved ones. Your spirit will be lifted.
  • Such a refreshing tribute to the late great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta Scott King made sure her husband was memorialized with class and style. Get there early if you want to see his birth home. It is free but donations are accepted.
  • Wonderful history. Situated in a strange place. Come early so you can see everything if going with handicap or wheelchair bound realize that there is ALOT of walking
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