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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park Tours

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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park commemorates the life, work, and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement leader. The center—which takes up several blocks in Sweet Auburn, the center of black Atlanta—includes King’s birth home and the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where both King’s father and grandfather served as ministers.
 
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.
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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.
 
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.
Address: 450 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, Georgia 30312, USA
Admission: Free
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Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking TourHistorical Tours

Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour

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Explore Atlanta through the lens of the Civil Rights movement on this Martin Luther King Jr.-themed tour of the Sweet Auburn neighborhood. See where the iconic Civil Rights leader worked and lived as you visit sites such as Ebenezer Baptist Church, the King Center, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. Throughout, your guide shares facts and stories about the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta.
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Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour with Southern LunchBus Tours

Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour with Southern Lunch

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Discover the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and learn about his impact as the leader of the Civil Rights Movement on this guided, half-day heritage tour in Atlanta. Visit a variety of locations throughout the city that are pivotal to his fight for freedom and that honor his legacy.
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Atlanta City Tour by Electric CarBus Tours

Atlanta City Tour by Electric Car

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Whether you’re an Atlanta native or totally new to these southern city streets, this city tour by electric car is the perfect way to see the sights. Sit back and relax as a professional guide and driver transport you through some of Atlanta’s hottest neighborhoods, including Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park and Midtown. Get an up-close look at civil rights monuments like the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, as you listen in to expert commentary. And venture past World of Coca-Cola Museum and Centennial Olympic Park aboard an eco-friendly car.
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Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour

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See the highlights of Atlanta on a 5-hour bus tour that includes stops at key sites such as the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. Your guide shares commentary throughout the tour as you travel to Krog Street Market, Ponce City Market, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlantic Station, and more. Have time to purchase lunch at the CNN Center, and enjoy a drive through the Buckhead neighborhood to view stately mansions. Includes guide, driver, and transportation in a climate-controlled coach.
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90 Minute Trolley Tour

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From Civil War to Civil Rights: Private Atlanta History Tour

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Follow the history of Atlanta, from a major Civil War battlefield to the center of the Civil Rights movement, on this private walking and driving tour through the city. See the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, plus the site of the Battle of Atlanta, famous Oakland Cemetery and more.
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Atlanta Black History and Civil Rights Tour

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Atlanta City Tour by Luxury Car

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We strive on providing you with the most enriching experience that you won't find anywhere else! You will be chauffeured in high-end vehicles and experience exceptional service on your tour of Atlanta. Our focus is delivering a top-quality experience for tourist. We tailor the tour to what makes Atlanta the city it is today. Take a journey through Atlanta and visit locations that made huge impacts on the shaping of Atlanta. We want tourist to have an engaging experience and to develop deep admiration for the city of Atlanta! (This is a private tour for you, family and friends)
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 African American Atlanta Culture Tour by Luxury Car Bus Tours

African American Atlanta Culture Tour by Luxury Car

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Private Dr. King's Civil Rights Tour with Southern LunchHalf-day Tours

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Atlanta City Sightseeing Tour by Segway

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Art on the Streets: Private Atlanta Public and Street Art TourHalf-day Tours

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Experience the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta by Luxury Car Bus Tours

Experience the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta by Luxury Car

Ideal for visitors with time to spend in the city and African American Culture lovers. There's so much to experience and learn about when it comes to civil rights. This tour package will allow you to see the heart and soul of Atlanta in a single day. Visit and enter iconic locations like Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth house (if available), Ebenezer Baptist Church, The civil rights memorial center and the Apex museum of African American culture. Enjoy lunch and desert at a local minority owned restaurant or an Iconic restaurant from the civil rights era. (depends on space availability) This will be an incredible experience for all! Young and old.
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Private City tour by Electric Car

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Atlanta City Private Hop-on Hop-off Tour by Bus

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Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Atlanta with official tour guide

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