Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

Explore the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Visitor Center
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Visitor Center.

Encompassing nearly 35 acres, the family-friendly and free Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park is composed of landmarks, monuments and exhibits. Take a journey through the civil rights struggles as well as the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Reasons to visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

  1. The Martin Luther King Jr. birth home is where Dr. King was born and lived during the first 12 years of his life. Visit historic Fire Station No. 6, one of the South’s first desegregated fire houses, on your way to Dr. King’s birth home. 
  2. Enjoy the roses and fountain at the International World Peace Rose Garden and view the “Behold” Monument
  3. Listen to the sermons and speeches of Dr. King at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Browse exhibits about the history of the church or watch a video of Dr. King’s sister as she talks about her family and the church. 
  4. Visit The King Center, which continues to spread the nonviolent ministry through educational and inspirational materials including audio, video and the preserved writings of Dr. King. Pay your respects at Dr. and Mrs. King’s Tomb and view the Eternal Flame.
Birth Home at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park
Birth Home at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. 📷: James Duckworth, AtlantaPhotos.com

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When is the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site open?

Where is the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park located?

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park is located at:

450 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta, Ga. 30312

The entrance to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park parking lot is located on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. Start your visit at the National Park Service Visitor Center, which is a short walk across Irwin Street and down the Promenade. Here you can pick up maps and get the latest information on the park.

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