Operating Hours & Seasons
Operation hours: The park opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. daily. The first tour of Dr. King's Birth Home starts at 10:00 a.m. and the last tour for the day is 4:00 p.m. The Birth Home tour lasts 30 minutes.
Admission and parking are FREE.
Birth Home Tours - Tour the home that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived in from birth to age twelve. Explore the community and family life that guided this future Civil Rights leader. Thirty minute tours are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Reservations must be made in person the day of the tour. Tours fill up quickly and it is advised that visitors arrive early in the day. Tickets for the Birth Home tour are FREE and are available at the information desk inside of the Visitor Center.
No special arrangements are needed since most of the park is self-guided. However, you will need to register to tour the Birth Home of Dr. King, Jr. No advance reservations can be made. There are only 15 persons permitted on a tour. Groups can reserve up to three spaces (45 persons) the day of their tour.
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Did You Know?
On April 3, 1963, civil rights forces led by Dr. King launched a drive against discrimination in Birmingham, AL. The city's police force, led by Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor, used high-powered water hoses and dogs against demonstrators. The brutality of the repression aroused public opinion.