The Martin Luther King Jr National Historical Park celebrates the life and legacy of, yes you guessed it - Martin Luther King Jr. Here the whole family can enjoy an inspiring day out learning about this historic icon, as you visit places that shaped the man who he was to become.
Martin Luther King Jr grew up as a young boy during a time of segregation. He was a dreamer, and eventually this dreaming would become his destiny as he would ultimately lead the modern civil rights movement.
At this Atlanta attraction, you can learn all about his upbringing, and hear his story. At the Martin Luther King Jr National Historical Park you can visit the very home he was born in, and even where he played as a child!
Kids can walk in his footsteps, learn what drove him to make the world a better place, and even hear his voice in the church where he moved countless hearts and minds!
He really was an instrument for social change, offering children an incredibly invaluable learning experience!
A great place to start your visit is at the Martin Luther King Jr National Historical Park Visitor Center. Here, you can enjoy a brief orientation to the historic site, find out which facilities are open, and how to sign up for a tour of the Birth Home.
Also located in the Visitor Center are various exhibits that cover a range of topics, including the story of the children of the Civil Rights Movement, and a look at how MLK Jr's path followed in parallell the Civil Rights Movement.
A fascinating and inspiring family day out for all.
From Interstate 75/85 North or South take exit #248C Freedom Parkway. Southbound travelers must merge over 4 lanes, in order to make the turn onto Boulevard. At the traffic light, turn right onto Boulevard NE, and make another immediate right turn, at the next traffic light, onto John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. The visitor parking lot will be on the left. Bus parking is located on either side of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue.
From Interstate 20 East or West, exit at Interstate 75/85 North take exit #248C Freedom Parkway. At the traffic light, turn right onto Boulevard NE, and make another immediate right turn, at the next traffic light, onto John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. The visitor parking lot will be on the left. Bus parking is located on either side of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue.
The Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., may be visited only with a park ranger led tour. The tours are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for the tour at the National Park Service Visitor Center in person upon arrival to the park. The tour is strictly limited to 15 people per tour! They fill up fast on weekends and holidays.
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