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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park

450 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, Georgia, 30312

The Basics

At the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, stroll around to follow the journey of Dr. King from his birth to his rise as one of the country’s most important leaders. Inside the visitor center is a museum that chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement, and Dr King’s role in it. The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change has more information on MLK’s life and work, and a few of his personal effects, including his Nobel Peace Prize. His grave, between the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center, is surrounded by a long reflecting pool and rose garden.

The National Park Service offers free, guided tours of Dr. King’s Birth Home; pick up a timed ticket at the information desk. Other tours from downtown Atlanta via bus, electric car, or Segway make stops at this historic site along with other city sightseeing highlights.

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Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
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Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
$40.00 per adult
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A GREAT VISIT. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
We really had a good time. Our tour guides are the best❣️ Ariel and her other guider explained the stops and was well planned along with the rest stops. Thank you..
Graciela_P, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Atlanta

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Leigh was a great guide....
Kelly_C, May 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
Leigh was a great guide. Learned so much about Dr King Jr and some history about black community in Atlanta.
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I love touring Marin...
Deontae_B, May 2022
Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour
I love touring Marin Luther kings house it was Amazing. Especially knowing all of the items in his sister room Was still 100% hers .. it was an amazing tour
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Engaging, must-do!
Keisha_B, Apr 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
Fantastic way to bring history to life. Walking the neighborhood, hearing not just about MLK but also the community that shaped him was really powerful - and our guide, Emily, was a fantastic story teller. Myself, my husband, and 2 kids (12 & 11) thoroughly enjoyed it. The bar is now set very high for all future tours!
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Excellent tour!
Susan, Apr 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
Leigh was an excellent storyteller and historian. She was informative and passionate, and also respectful. Great tour.
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Great tour
Chantelqq_W, Jun 2021
Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour
Even though things were shut down because of the covid19 the tour guide did a wonderful job! She called to make sure we were still going on the tour, she had her facts and information all together. She also had pictures to show because we couldn't go inside. And the best thing about it she took her time and made sure everyone understood and was together. She did a great job..
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Great MLK Tour
Joseph_C, Apr 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
Leigh was an awesome tour guide. So much information shared. We visited all of the most relevant sites
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Great Tour!
Michelle_G, Apr 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
Really informative!I I enjoyed learning how Atlanta was the hub for the Civil Rights Movement! You will experience and learn about the influential people who had an impact on Dr. king’s life as a child through adulthood. Great tour!
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Fun Times!
Olivia_J, Mar 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
Our tour guide was knowledgeable, fun and interactive. This made the experience pleasurable in spite of the cold weather. I had an amazing time and learned so much. I wish that we were still there to actually go inside of MLK,s birth home and church, but even without it, the experience was great!
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The tour was very...
Frederick_H, Mar 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
The tour was very educational and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Are guide was very knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend this tour.
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Great historical tour
Donald_B, Mar 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
Excellent tour with very good narrative on the Civil rights Era in Atanta. Always refreshing to here the true stories versus something made up on the internet. Having grown up in the 60's it brought it all back to life.
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Lee was an excellent tour...
Becca_K, Mar 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
Lee was an excellent tour guide and we really enjoyed ourselves! Super knowledgeable and great history overview!
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Had a great tour guide and learned a lot more about mlk, Stephanie was phenomenal
Kimberly_L, Jul 2021
Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour
The EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, his house and the shot gun houses was very interesting I wish it was open to the public

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Fire Station No. 6, a restored firehouse, has a gift shop selling memorabilia relating to Dr. King’s life.

  • Most portions of the National Historical Park are accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Most exhibits and tour routes are inside, but you must pass between buildings, so dress accordingly for the weather.

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How to Get There

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park is in Midtown Atlanta, east of the CNN Center. The site is also part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District, an area bounded roughly by Irwin, Randolph, Edgewood, Jackson, and Auburn Avenues. You can get here easily by bus and MARTA trains.

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When to Get There

A typical visit to the National Historical Park takes between one and two hours. The visitor center, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Freedom Hall are open from 9am to 5pm daily. The Birth Home is open for ranger-led tours from 10am to 4pm daily. Fire Station No. 6 is staffed by park volunteers and is open from 9am to 5pm. All facilities are closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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The Eternal Flame

Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. King are buried in a crypt at the King Center. The eternal flame there symbolizes the continuing effort to realize Dr. King’s dream of the “Beloved Community,” which was his vision for a world of justice, peace, and equality for all mankind.

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