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Contact: Rebecca Karcher, (404) 787-3377
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site will temporarily close the Park’s Visitor Center located at 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312. The closure will start on Monday, October 2, 2017 and the Visitor Center will reopen on Monday, October 16, 2017. During the closure important facility maintenance work will take place, including cleaning the building’s HVAC system, removing and reinstalling wall panels and repairing and resealing the ceiling and floor. This work is critical to the maintenance and preservation of the building.
During the temporary closure Park Rangers will staff an outdoor visitor information table underneath the canopy at the Visitor Center entrance. At the information table visitors will have the opportunity to sign up for tour of the Birth Home and receive maps and information about the Historic Site and the city of Atlanta. At the Fellowship Hall, located in the basement of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, visitors are invited to watch films that discuss the impact of the Civil Rights movement, including “A New Time New Voice” and “Children of Courage”.
Other significant resources located with the Historic Site will remain open, including: the Historic Fire Station #6, The King Center (including Freedom Hall and the gravesites of Dr. and Mrs. King), and the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Birth Home of Dr. King.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site invites visitors to continue to see the site and would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Superintendent Forte said “it is our mission and goal to maintain and preserve the Visitor Center so it can continue to serve park visitors for many years to come.”
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