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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  • I went several times to Atlanta to visit my French family living there. Every time I'll visit the museum dedicated to Martin Luther King. It was a great man who has done a lot for the equality of men in the world. It is with great respect that I go back, a little like we're going to visit the grave of a loved one. We gotta go!
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  • We arrived at the visitor's center at 8:50am to get tickets for the birth home tour. It opened at 9am and in about 15 mins, all 15 tickets for the 10:00am tour had been given out. From what we heard, ...  more »
  • Beautifully-preserved buildings and mementos. We really wanted to get to tour the home, but tickets are on a first come-first served basis and they sell out quickly. (Get there at 9am for a 10am tour....  more »
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  • The fountain here is very beautiful. Chapel available. Exhibits are modest. The whole neighborhood is well celebrated and informative. Hard to find the right entrances for exhibits vs. administrative, but the extra steps were not wasted. The grounds could stand on their own with the attention to detail.
  • I was elated to experience the tour and see the place where Dr. King was raised and worshipped. This trip for my family was a very historic one I’m proud to say I saw it all. I’m thankful for the experience and to teach my children about a great man. This area generally has a lot of visitors and parking is hard to come by. Be sure to bring cash for the lots nearby, try to get there early bring water and a light snack. The summer was very hot, comfortable shoes and clothing is best. Lastly, enjoy this experience with your family!
  • The memorial, built around 50 years ago by Martin Luther King's wife, is a wonderful place where to honour Dr. King's memory. I love the exhibit which tells more about his life, and also the house where he was born and the church where he was preaching. All these are memorable places worth to visit!
  • Spiritually, mentally, & emotionally gratifying. I grew up on those same beliefs taught to me by my mother anyways so it truly reaffirms to me that those same non-violent social belief methods for peace will still work in today's society. MAY WORLD PEACE BE UNTO ALL ON MOTHER EARTH🤘🤘🤘💓💓💓💕LET'S ALL GET ALONG. Oh yeah and the exhibits were great & detailed-the water way & peace garden w statement plagues from children beautiful. Walk of fame felt like walking w all those who me did it. You'll be beyond greatfull you went to all this
  • Great place to visit. I can't describe the feeling or connection I felt walking around the park, reading the passages on the walls, and visiting inside the museum. All I can say is that the feelings were surreal, and unlike any other connection to our past that I've ever felt before. A must see for all ages. Sincere thanks to the family of Dr. Martin Luther King the continuance of his legacy. I left there with a brand new outlook on humanity and a dream of a free world. Uplifting is a good word to describe this place. Thank you Dr. King for the legacy you left behind. Your people are far more greatful than you could have ever imagined us to be. Thank you!

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