Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

The area, run by the National Parks Service, is home to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the King Birth Home, and more. All of the attractions offer free admission; call for individual hours.

Highlights and Tips:

  • Start at the Visitor Center, which features several interesting exhibits about Dr. King and the civil rights movement. Here, you can also find out about the free Birth Home tours and other information about the historic site.
  • King Birth Home: At this famous yellow Victorian home on Auburn Avenue where King was born and raised, National Parks Service docents lead free tours while recounting the family’s riveting history and childhood stories.
  • The unassuming, brick-and-mortar Ebenezer Baptist Church, is where King was co-pastor with his father, “Daddy King.”
  • King delivered some of his most famous sermons at the pulpit of this serene place of worship, including “The Drum Major Instinct,” which served as his eulogy only two months later.
  • All stops throughout the site are free, including the popular Birth Home tours.


450 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
United States

Map of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site