Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

Martin Luther King Jr. was an important figure in moving the pendulum of equality for everyone in the United States. Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, and see where he was born. Wander around the Atlanta neighborhood where he played as a child, and visit the church where he was a pastor. Think about how these factors influenced him to become an influential leader. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

Start your visit to Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park at the visitor center. Then, take the ranger-led tour of the home where he spent his first 12 years. During your visit to the area, be sure to explore Fire Station No. 6 and hear about how the Atlanta Fire Department went from an all-volunteer force to an integrated force with modern equipment. Take a self-guided tour of Ebenezer Church, and see the graves where Dr. and Mrs. King are buried. Finally, visit the Freedom Center featuring African and Georgian artwork and displays honoring the lives of the Kings, Mahatma Gandhi, and Rosa Parks. 

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How To Get To Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, head west on Terminal Parkway and turn right on Crosswind Road. Merge onto Interstate 85 North. Take the exit to get on Interstate 75 North. Then, take Exit 248 B to get on Fort Street Northeast. Turn right on Auburn Avenue NE. The park will be on your left. 

Address

450 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Fee: Entry fee $0

Explore where Dr. King grew up by visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. See the home where he lived the first years of his life and the church that he pastored, and explore this Atlanta neighborhood. Then, head further out to see other attractions, including restaurants and shops, in Atlanta. There are lots of great nearby hiking trails. The best way to visit this park and other Atlanta attractions is in your RV.