Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Start at the visitor center and then work your way around the three main sites in this historic park: the home in which the leader of the Civil Rights movement in America was born, the church where he preached and the memorial site where he is buried. A major Atlanta attraction, the park draws some 500,000 visitors each year.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, United Kingdom12,604 contributions
    Extremely moving
    The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park should be a "must see" on the 'to do' list of anyone visiting Atlanta. Here, there are exhibits and tableaus charting the life, teachings and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Personally, I found it extremely moving, especially seeing the cart on which his coffin was conveyed. Apart from what is inside the building, outside there is the "Behold" Monument and the "I Have A Dream" World Peace Rose Garden, both of which are also worth having a look at.
    Visited October 2022
    Written December 9, 2022
  • Hatzlacha
    Virginia898 contributions
    Great neighborhood-wide experience
    It just seems that anyone serious about learning more about the civil rights movement needs to visit this park. I think it's quite cool that NPS is working to preserve entire blocks of this area, not only to keep the MLK Jr aspect alive, but also to show what life was like for residents during that time. Very well done.
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 11, 2022
  • valliam13
    Sorrento, Florida392 contributions
    Great experience.
    I recommend starting here and listening to the movie and touring the museum. Or you can end here if you want to see the other sites first. We went on the guided tour of the boyhood home and it was very good. I learned a lot! Even though there is already a ton of info out there already about MLK I still learned more. We got to see almost every room in the house. She did say that they’re getting ready to do more restoration on the house so you may want to call before you go. They also picked up more property in the area and are working on restoring more places there. We also visited the fire station and the church and walked by the eternal flame as part of the King Center. I recommend coming here and learning more about the man and his humble beginnings. We were here 4+ hours easy and feel like we didn’t see it all.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 1, 2023
  • Justin T
    21 contributions
    A Moving, Worthwhile Experience
    The MLK National Historic Site is definitely worth a visit. It's almost like being physically transported back to the era when Dr. King was living and working in the neighborhood of his birth. The entire park is laid out over a couple city blocks. I recommend starting at the Visitor's Center and picking up some information about the Park. There are also exhibits in the Visitor's Center to put you in the proper frame of mind on your visit in and around Dr. King's birth home and neighborhood. The Park staff are friendly, excited, and well versed in important facts. Great visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 4, 2023
  • Pbgfoodie
    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida178 contributions
    A truly great man
    If you can grab tickets to his boyhood home. Be prepared for a very moving experience; the videos of the US in the first part of the century are shocking , heartbreaking and frightening. You will learn how this very remarkable man fought against this hatred with love, compassion and an iron clad will to make a change for the good. All in a non-violent way that he learned about from Ghandi. Make sure to visit the King Center and learn how remarkable Coretta Scott King was. See the burial site, the fire station, the Church and the birth home.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 8, 2023
  • ReoPanco
    39 contributions
    DO NOT MISS THIS!!
    Awsome place, and I don't often use the word awesome often!! It was happy, sad, thought provoking, beautiful, melencoly, serene, and the highlight of our Atlanta visit. Skip The World of Coca Cola and go here!
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 15, 2023
  • M H
    Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom117 contributions
    Wonderful and inspiring
    This is a fabulous experience. Allow plenty of time to visit all aspects of this historic site. The world peace rose garden is amazing, as is the church, the museum and the house where Dr King was born. Really important and well laid out site.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Christian P
    Houston, Texas109 contributions
    Must See
    I took my wife to Atlanta for her birthday. The MLK Jr National Historic Site was the highlight of our trip. So much history and so much to learn. We stayed in the area for several hours. It's a free self-guided tour with so much to see. We visited Ebenezer Baptist church and MLK's birth home. On Saturday's you don't need a ticket to visit the birth home. It's an open house guided tour form 10am - noon led by park rangers. The park rangers were knowledgeable and friendly. I learned more about MLK and his family than I ever have.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Dean_Amy-2004
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania5,807 contributions
    So much to see
    Be sure to allow sufficient time for this site. There is so much to see, I ran out of time. The birth house is available for a free tour, but requires advance sign up and space is limited. There is also a ranger talk at the Ebenezer Baptist church. The Kings’ tombs are directly across the street at the King Center. The Park Service has purchased several properties on Auburn Street to preserve the neighborhood as part of the national site. The movie at the visitor center was also very good.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 25, 2023
  • keljopy333
    Holland, Michigan48 contributions
    Stop here for a few hours if you have the chance
    The visitor center exhibits were a nicely laid out chronology with lots of information. The Ebenezer church talk was good. The Boyhood home tour was fantastic. The guide on my tour, Morgan, was an excellent storyteller, really making MLK's childhood come alive. This site is definitely worth a visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 13, 2023
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notcarla
Litchfield, IL183 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
The displays were very well done and captured the life of MLK. The parking lot is actually off John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE near Jackson St NE and Boulevard NE. GPS took me all around it. There is a tour of his birth home that you have to reserve at the desk, and the Ebenezer Baptist Church also has a program by the NPS. Allow at least 2 hours. Free
Written 14 November 2023
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keljopy333
Holland, MI48 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
The visitor center exhibits were a nicely laid out chronology with lots of information. The Ebenezer church talk was good. The Boyhood home tour was fantastic. The guide on my tour, Morgan, was an excellent storyteller, really making MLK's childhood come alive. This site is definitely worth a visit.
Written 13 November 2023
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Dean_Amy-2004
Gettysburg, PA5,807 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Be sure to allow sufficient time for this site. There is so much to see, I ran out of time. The birth house is available for a free tour, but requires advance sign up and space is limited. There is also a ranger talk at the Ebenezer Baptist church. The Kings’ tombs are directly across the street at the King Center. The Park Service has purchased several properties on Auburn Street to preserve the neighborhood as part of the national site. The movie at the visitor center was also very good.
Written 25 October 2023
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Christian P
Houston, TX109 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I took my wife to Atlanta for her birthday. The MLK Jr National Historic Site was the highlight of our trip. So much history and so much to learn. We stayed in the area for several hours. It's a free self-guided tour with so much to see.

We visited Ebenezer Baptist church and MLK's birth home. On Saturday's you don't need a ticket to visit the birth home. It's an open house guided tour form 10am - noon led by park rangers. The park rangers were knowledgeable and friendly. I learned more about MLK and his family than I ever have.
Written 24 October 2023
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Megan H
Collegedale, TN7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Very interesting review of the life of an amazing man. Be sure to see the movie in the visitors center including many clips from his speeches
Written 11 October 2023
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esprouls47
Wadesville, IN139 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This NHP should not be missed if you are into history. The visitors center has a ton of videos and information. We did not see the film. Then you can see his house and Ebenezer church as well as historic row houses and a historic fire station. And of course the memorial garden. Easy to get to after you get off the interstate. Plus it’s free.
Written 1 October 2023
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Tanya T.
Illinois1,574 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
I used to work in Atlanta about 20 years ago and visited this area a couple of times. So much has changed over the years and it is a beautiful thing to see. The site is educational, inspiring, and one of the best places to visit in Atlanta. Don't miss the opportunity to see and hear the historic legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Written 30 September 2023
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M H
Lytham St Anne's, UK117 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
This is a fabulous experience. Allow plenty of time to visit all aspects of this historic site. The world peace rose garden is amazing, as is the church, the museum and the house where Dr King was born. Really important and well laid out site.
Written 24 September 2023
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J B
10 contributions
Aug 2023
This was awesome to see! The experience was so close and personal. I can't really explain. I would suggest, if you can go feel the experience for yourself.
Written 15 August 2023
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Farangiz K
13 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
The territory of the center is big, and the entrance is free. I paid for a tour of his house. However, it is very close to the center, and people can take pictures on the house's porch.
Written 10 August 2023
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