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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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site reviews
Definitely a must-see in Atlanta... I found my visit very moving and educational. The main exhibit in the Visitors Center ("Courage to Lead") has a good overview of King's life, with videos, quotes...
Definitely a must-see in Atlanta... I found my visit very moving and educational. The main exhibit in the Visitors Center ("Courage to Lead") has a good overview of King's life, with videos, quotes... more »
I believe everyone should go here. Tons of history to learn about everything is well done. A MUST Stop in ATL
I believe everyone should go here. Tons of history to learn about everything is well done. A MUST Stop in ATL more »
Great experience. Visited the park as a teenager on a band field trip back in the late 80s. It was nice to revisit today, several years later, with my own children. All the buildings were closed, but it was still special to walk around the beautiful reflecting pool that surrounds the memorial where Dr. King was laid along with his wife. Reading over his wall of principles and standing near the eternal flame was very touching for my husband and I, as well as my 6 and 14 year old kids and 15 year old nephew. My kindergartner, recently learning of Dr. King in school, couldn't help but emotionally blow a kiss goodbye at his memorial stone and say "Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." A wonderful place to visit when in the area or to make a special trip to and reflect on how far we've come as a nation by God's grace.
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