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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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Tour of life
Learning how Martin Luther met his wife, and his reasoning for all he accomplished.Learning of my history and to see some of the places
Alice_H, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Atlanta

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Dr King was the man
Latoya_B, Jun 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
Everything was great our tour guide was so informative. I learned so much it was a very emotional ending.
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A Phenomenal Experience
Anthony_T, Jun 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
The tour became an experience for my wife and I. Joy brought the history of Dr Martin Luther King Jr./ Atlanta’ rich legacy which continues to life for our group to experience. The details were eye openers for us. We’re so glad that we took the time in our vacation to visit MLK Jr. HWT. We left so full. Blessings until next time. Thanks, Anthony and Kelly
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Awesome
A_B, May 2022
Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour
The tour guide was the best, very knowledgeable and fun. I highly recommend. You want be disappointed
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My feelings
Joe_G, Jun 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
His house an tombstone being a activist myself just hit deep personally. I wanted more though felt it was a short trip I wanted learn more I was intrigued.
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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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Following MLK jr’s footsteps
Jan_H, May 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
Emily was a fantastic tour guide, with a wealth of knowledge. She really brought the story of MLK jr to life, without any notes! Highly recommend.
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Great MLK Walking Experience
Liza_V, May 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
Great Walking Experience with Joy. Joy is very friendly and knowledgeable about MLK, his growing years, his influencers, whose Sunday sermons he stole away to listen to, much to the chagrin of his father and Baptist pastor. Joy plays topical audio clips and has a great story to tell you!
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A wonderful tour of the civil right movements and MLK
Cynthia_T, May 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
There's so much I learned from the tour about the civil rights movement. Arielle was a great teacher.
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A GREAT VISIT. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Graciela_P, May 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
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..
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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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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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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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