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Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site

Martin Luther King Jr. © Public Domain
Martin Luther King Jr. © Public Domain

Venture through the Victorian house where Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929. Here visitors can see where America's Nobel prize-winning Civil Rights leader grew up and where the movement was birthed.

A half-mile stretch of Auburn Avenue, including King's birth home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church where he preached, and the memorial tomb at the King Center where he is buried has been made designated a historic site, drawing hundreds of visitors every day. The exhibits contained within provide insight into the life and times of this much-revered man. Tours are conducted every 30 minutes on a first-come first-serve basis.

Address: 450 Auburn Avenue NE

Website: www.nps.gov/malu

Telephone: (404) 331 5190 or 331 6922 for recorded information

Transport: Auburn Avenue bus 3 at the MARTA Five Points station, or MARTA's Atlanta Tourist Loop.

Opening times: Daily 9am-5pm (until 6pm from mid-June to mid-August).

Admission: Free