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.
A Great Leader is Born
A young boy grows up in a time of segregation…A dreamer is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement…This was Martin Luther King, Jr. Come hear his story, visit the home of his birth, and where he played as a child. Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds. Marvel at how he was an instrument for social change.
Birth Home – A Child is Born
On January 15, 1929, a son was born to the Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. in an upstairs bedroom on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia.Read More
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Listen to the sermons of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that stirred the conscience of a nation in the restored 1960s sanctuary.Read More
Free at Last
Meditate on Dr. and Mrs. King’s lives as you visit their tomb, which rests on a brick island in the Reflecting Pool.Read More
The BEHOLD Monument commemorates the historic principles that guided the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Read More
The Visitor Center
This is the place to stop for a brief orientation to the historic site.Read More
I Have A Dream" World Peace Rose Garden
The Atlanta garden is one of five major World Peace Rose Gardens established around the world by International World Peace Rose Gardens.Read More
Did You Know?
Mama King (Alberta) was playing the organ in 1974 when a young Black man named Marcus Wayne Chennault stood up and opened fire. He killed Mama King and a Deacon and wounded two other Deacons. He was sentenced to life in prison and died in 1988. No reason was ever given for why he killed Mrs. King.