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Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour
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Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour

By Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours
Recommended by 99% of travelers
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Ages 0-101, max of 14 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Exterior of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center
  • • Seeing Prince Hall Grand Lodge, a hidden treasure in the Civil Rights Movement
  • • Entertaining and immersive stories of Dr. King and the many Civil Rights leaders
  • • Taking in the phenomenal views at the Jackson Street Bridge
  • • Understanding the Atlanta's impact of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Entry/Admission - Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  • Entry/Admission - Jackson Street Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Sweet Auburn
  • Entry/Admission - The King Center
  • Entry/Admission - Atlanta
What's not included
  • Birth Home Tour (currently closed until 2025 )
  • Inside of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church Heritage Sanctuary
  • We do not provide transportation to or from the tour
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Memorial Rose Garden, 450a Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
    We meet next to the Behold Monument, a statue of a man holding a baby to the sky, located across the street from Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church at the outdoor amphitheater. Your guide will have an orange Unexpected Atlanta tote bag. DO NOT GET ON A BUS.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16831P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not recommended for travelers with inability to walk and stand for long periods of time
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
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    Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour is hosted by Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16831P3

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    Itinerary
    • Memorial Rose Garden, 450a Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
      We meet next to the Behold Monument, a statue of a man holding a baby to the sky, located across the street from Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church at the outdoor amphitheater. Your guide will have an orange Unexpected Atlanta tote bag. DO NOT GET ON A BUS.
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      Ebenezer Baptist Church
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      Pass by
      Prince Hall Grand Lodge
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    About the operator
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    • Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours
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      Atlanta, United States
      Joined in April 2015
    • kathyhZ9026IF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great food tour
      We had a great experience! Courtney was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable and charismatic. Restaurants and food choices were just right. Highly recommend!
      Written May 26, 2024
    • Compass640154
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best of art
      Nice and artistic experience. It was great. Our guide Arielle has good knowledge of the arts. She explains vividly. She is very energetic and happy. The surprise with the picture was awesome. Thank you Arielle for so much joy.
      Written May 25, 2024
    • Compass640154
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderfull excited tour
      Awesome experience. Javi was excellent. All the food we try was good and tasted well. The most excitment was baking our own biscuit. Wonderfull Awesome experience. Javi was excellent. All the food we try was good and tasted well. The most excitment was baking our own biscuit. Wonderfull
      Written May 25, 2024
    • rachica21
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great family experience and information
      Javi was great tour guide he had great humor at the same as giving great history knowledge. He also showed great hospitality during the tour. The whole family had a great time. Since my biscuits were the best he had seen I am now the newest biscuit maker for family gatherings 😂
      Written May 24, 2024
    • kenisd2018
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Local culture and (if you’re lucky) a serenade by Joy
      Our guide made all the difference! Learned about local history and all kinds of goodies about bread! Ask for Joy and if you’re lucky she may sing for you too!
      Written May 19, 2024
    • TrulyAlexus
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Learned so much!
      This was such a great activity! I went alone and felt comfortable. Our tour guide Jay was very knowledgeable and friendly. The market has so much history and the food was wonderful! I highly recommend.
      Written May 18, 2024
    • Lin_P_1717
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Do this activity; it’s so fun!
      This tour was everything I wanted it to be and more. I love visiting markets wherever I go to see what day-to-day life is like for folks. The Municipal Market is not only a great place to experience that but also has great historical significance. Thanks to our guide Jay for educating us and teaching us how to make biscuits! Highly, highly recommend!
      Written May 18, 2024
    • Brianmandigo
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      We loved the tour. Jay was super engaging and shared a ton of great knowledge, history and fun facts. Highly recommend!!
      Written May 18, 2024
    • LoriM980
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A wonderful way to learn about the historic history of bread, the Women’s Club of Atlanta and the Municipal Market!
      I’ve been visiting Atlanta to see family for many years. This time to visit with my daughter. Looking for something interesting to do together and found this Biscuit Tour in historic Municipal Market. Great find! Our tour guide Javi made it especially enjoyable with his knowledge and general enthusiasm to share it with us. All the food tastings were delicious and very fun to make our own biscuits. We will definitely recommend it to our extended Atlanta friends and family.
      Written May 10, 2024
    • carlamG1712FW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great food and a cemetery too?? Sign me up!!
      This tour was a great time!! Ariel was our guide and she was fantastic. She entertained us with her engaging personality. We learned so much, SO many interesting facts and history about the city I’ve lived in for 25 years! Oakland Cemetery was my favorite part of the tour and as a foodie, to discover 3 great restaurants I hadn’t tried yet was a big icing on the cake. I will absolutely do another tour with this company.
      Written May 6, 2024
    • V571CAbarbaras
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved the experience.
      Was a very interesting and unexpected food tour. We didn’t know what exactly to expect and enjoyed the history of the market and about bread. The best part was the biscuit making class. Javier did a great job.
      Written May 3, 2024
    • Wendy N
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      You won't be sorry!!
      This walking history tour was one of the best tours my husband and I have done! Kristin was an AMAZING guide and was very knowledgable. The food selections were wonderful while also supporting local small business's. It was so funny to watch my husband making biscuits from scratch! A very nice addition to end the tour!
      Written May 3, 2024
    • U556GXlisas
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      Kristen was amazing, knowledgeable and entertaining. So glad we picked this tour group. Great and different foods than I expected.
      Written May 2, 2024
    • Resort61635869415
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great taste of Atlanta history
      This was a great tour! Kristen was a great guide, the food was delish, and we will be back to further enjoy the Oakland Cemetery! Walking distances were very manageable.
      Written April 28, 2024
    • Seaside19615061061
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Grant Park Food / Oakland Cemetery- Great Experience
      Great Experience and a unique perspective looking at the history of Atlanta through food - this was our second experience with Unexpected Atlanta and both were well worth the time and money and a great way to spend a couple hours. Our guide, Kristin was wonderful- we were lucky to have her on our first tour experience in February this year. Genuinely looks to make sure everyone is having a good time and comfortable. Looking forward to a new tour that is coming on Prohibition.
      Written April 28, 2024
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    sheila r
    toronto8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    Our family of four loved this tour! Our guide, Joy, was amazing - passionate, engaging, and insightful. She was so well informed not just about Dr. King but about others from Atlanta who played a key role in the civil rights movement. Joy brought this history to life with her great stories, her enthusiasm and her portable multi-media clips. This was the highlight of our trip to Atlanta. Highly recommended. Thank you Joy!
    Written February 23, 2020
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    Thank you, Sheila! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had such a great experience on our tour with Joy. She truly has a passion for sharing the history of Atlanta's civil rights movement. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again in the future!
    Written July 26, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    keith h
    London, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    Great tour ! Emily, our guide, was very well informed, approachable and entertaining. The tour made Atlanta and its importance in the civil rights movement come alive for us, gave the city a character we hadn’t felt until then. Definitely do this tour !
    Written February 24, 2020
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    Thank you so much, Keith! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience on our tour with Emily. It's wonderful to know that she was able to bring Atlanta's history and importance in the civil rights movement to life for you. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon!
    Written July 26, 2023
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    Chantel S
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Couples
    Emily was very informative! I loved the way she told the story and how she seemed so enthused to be doing so! She made everyone on the tour comfortable and seems to know a lot of people that live in the neighborhood (which is great as they all spoke to her). My husband was very impressed with the information, as this was an eye opener for him. He was glad that I suggested we did this tour because he learned a lot of details that transpired before his time. I highly recommend this tour to those visiting Atlanta and to those that already live in Atlanta as you learn something new everyday!
    Written April 23, 2022
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    Thank you for your review! I'm so glad you and your husband valued our history walking tour. Emily cares a lot about her relationships with the people of the Old Fourth Ward and I know would appreciate you mentioning it. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Atlanta's civil rights history.
    Written November 12, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Hannah
    Atlanta, GA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The MLK walking tour was AMAZING and I have to give all the credit to Joy, our guide. The tour itself was a few hours of non strenuous walking through the historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood- it allowed me to experience the history in a better way than riding a bus or in a car would be. You make stops along the walk to discuss different people in history that made Atlanta, and the world, a better place. Joy brings along a flip book of the people she’s discussing. So, it’s not just a stop, “look at this building” and walk away to the next kind of thing. It’s a stop, “look at this historic building and let me show you the face of the person I’m telling you about” kind of thing. It was integrated to give it more of a personal feel. She also has an iPad she brings out at different points to play historic clips or speeches, which gave me chills, and made me really feel in the moment. It was just “different” in a GOOD way, than other tours I’ve been on. I can’t recommend this walking tour enough!
    Written October 11, 2021
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    Thank you so much for your amazing review, Hannah! We are thrilled to hear that you had an unforgettable experience on our MLK Jr. historic Old Fourth Ward walking tour. We couldn't agree more - Joy is an exceptional guide, and we're glad to hear that her unique approach and personal touch made the tour even more special for you.
    Written July 25, 2023
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    Elissa F
    Atlanta, GA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    This tour was amazing. I really learned about the culture, neighborhood. and history of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights movement. Nothing happens in a vacuum and the tour explained the environment and context that gave birth to the civil rights movement suggesting there still may be hope for us, yet!
    Written January 30, 2020
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    Dear Elissa, thank you so much for your amazing review! We're thrilled to hear that our tour provided you with such valuable insights into the culture, neighborhood, and history of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights movement. We believe that understanding the context is crucial, and we're glad we could contribute to your knowledge and hope for a better future.
    Written July 26, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Frank G
    Springboro, OH20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve taken guided tours across the US and Europe and I honestly have to say that the tour that Emily delivered through the King Historic District was probably the best. She was funny, informative, and honest...a quality that’s often missing in tours that gloss over the hardships that are the real history. Just amazing and I look forward to another visit and a chance to see what else Emily and this company will deliver.
    Written March 14, 2021
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    Thank you so much for your amazing review of the King Historic District Tour! We are so honored you deem it the best, and we think Emily is the best, too! We are happy we can provide safe and informative walking tours while the country continues to reopen, and we look forward to you joining us agian in the future.
    Written March 15, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    aspiringtraveler2013
    United States235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am glad I took the tour. Zoe was a knowledgeable and engaging guide. The itinerary was well thought-out. The tour company and guide did a good job in distilling highlights from a voluminous history while maintaining historical accuracy. The walking was moderate pace, with a break to get water and restrooms as needed. After the tour, if it is open, I recommend walking over to the historic Municipal Market (Sweet Auburn Market), which has several restaurant stalls.
    Written May 2, 2023
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    Dear aspiringtraveler2013, thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you found our tour to be informative and well-planned. We appreciate your recommendation to visit the historic Municipal Market after the tour, and we hope to have the opportunity to show you more of our city in the future.
    Written July 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    cyrus k
    Atlanta, GA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    Emily, our tour guide was a great storyteller. She didn't just give a very detailed account about the life of MLK and the civil rights movement but also an entertaining and immersive story like how he first encountered racism at 6 years old when he could no longer play with his white childhood friends, how a highway was intentionally built in the middle of Auburn street ( once the richest black owned street in the world) to disenfranchise black people, how he never lost a game of monopoly by cheating, how coretta wasn't at first attracted to him because of his height . I learnt so much in 2 hours than i learnt in school. HIghly recommend his tour.!!!
    Written July 24, 2021
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    Thank you for your glowing review, Cyrus! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Emily and found it both informative and entertaining. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon!
    Written July 26, 2023
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    Isis NG
    Roswell, GA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Family
    Wow! Where do I begin? This tour exceeded my expectations for our group of young local teens. Emily was was engaging, funny, and brought to life the excitement and struggles of living in Sweet Auburn. She highlighted our local heroes, the rich and beautiful civil rights legacy of Atlanta, with unique touches like the Madame CJ Walker Museum. This tour is way more than the usual facts about Dr. King’s life. Prepare to be amazed!
    Written November 15, 2021
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    Thank you! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fun and delicious experience on our food tour. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon!
    Written July 25, 2023
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    Kristin Y
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Friends
    My mom and I absolutely LOVED this tour! Our trip to Atlanta was a surprise, and our travel agents booked us this tour in advance. Our guide Emily was so engaging with the best stories and facts- you'll learn some surprising things! It's a bummer that covid has closed off some buildings, but we had such a lucky oppportunity to visit the historic Madame CJ Walker Salon, which is preserved now as a little museum to music and artists! We learned so much about not just MLK, but the neighborhood and other civil rights leaders and Atlanta. You will love this tour, and you'll love Emily if she's your guide!
    Written August 21, 2021
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    Thank you, Kristin! We're thrilled to hear that you and your mom had an amazing time on our tour with Emily as your guide. We're glad you enjoyed learning about not just MLK, but also the neighborhood and other civil rights leaders in Atlanta. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written July 26, 2023
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