Park Closure for Thanksgiving Holiday
The park will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. On Friday November 29, 2013, the park will re-open at its regularly scheduled time, 9:00am -5:00pm. We wish you a safe and enjoyable Holiday and we are looking forward to your visit.
Frequently Asked Questions at the Martin Luther King, Jr. NHS
1. Why was the park established?
The National Historic Site was established to commemorate Dr. King and his work.
2. When did this area become a National Historic Site?
Congress established the National Historic Site in October of 1980.
3. On what day is Dr. King’s birthday celebrated as a national holiday?
Dr. King’s birthday is celebrated on the third Monday in January. The first observance of the holiday was in 1986.
4. Where can I purchase postcards and film?
The Fire Station #6 bookstore, King Center and Park Service Visitor Center all carry postcards. The Ebenezer Church gift shop has film and disposable cameras.
Did You Know?
The King Center owns the Birth Home and the National Park Service maintains it. The King Family moved out of the Birth Home in 1941 and the house was then converted into a two-family dwelling. The Rev. A.D. Williams King, Dr. King's brother, lived on the second floor in the 1950's and early 1960's.