One of the most influential people that walked this planet was born and raised in the 4th Ward section of Atlanta. Because of the mark Dr. Martin Luther King left, this area is now a National Historical Site that is open 7 days a week and is……FREE. The King Center is more of a campus, with multiple buildings along with Dr. and Mrs. King’s crypt, Reflecting Pool, Eternal Flame and the Freedom Walkway. You’ll have to cross a few intersections to see the birth home and the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. The tours of the birth home are guided and fill up quickly on busy weekends. If you visit during the Spring and Summer months, the International World Peace Rose Garden is in full bloom. Typically, people visit on MLK weekend or the month of February, but if you don’t like crowds, then go any other time!
Target Age: All
Target Gender: both
ATM on site: No
Admission Tips: The guided tour of Dr. King’s birth home fill up quickly, so upon arrival, proceed to the house next door to the actual MLK birth home, and get your free ticket. MLK Day weekend is an extremely busy time, so go any other time of the year.
Parking Tips: Parking is located off of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. Don’t leave valuables in your car.
Walking level: Medium
Food on premise: N/A
Outside Food: Yes
Alcohol Sold: No
Gift Shop: Yes
Photography: Yes (No photos can be taken in the Dr. King’s birth home)
Experience Tips: Take your time on this one and soak up all of the”free” education on this important part of US history.
Duration: 2+ hours/ half day
450 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Attractions Nearby: ZooAtlanta, Grant Park, Cyclorama, Oakland Cemetery