This multi-building complex in Sweet Auburn movingly honors the places where civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, worked, worshipped and is buried. The best place to start is at the National Park Service Visitor Center, where you can register for a tour of Dr. King's boyhood home—led hourly by park rangers on a first-come, first-served basis. The tours are strictly limited to 15 people per tour so they fill up fast on weekends and holidays. Other attractions include the Ebenezer Baptist Church (where Martin Luther King—both Jr. and Sr.—were pastor) and the King Center, dedicated to advancing Dr. King's legacy. Visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is one of the best things to do in Atlanta to educate your children, and yourself, about civil rights and our nation's continuous journey to equal rights for all. It’s impossible to understand modern America without understanding the struggle for civil rights, and Dr. King was the vortex of the movement that is still transforming us today. This tour makes his journey—and the journey of the civil rights movement—personal and intriguing. Admission is free, as is parking, and the site is open year round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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