Birth Home Tours

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth Home
Birth Home of Martin Luther King, Jr

Gary Tarleton, NPS, HFC

Due to temporary closure of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth Home during renovations. Our Interpretation conducts daily Birth Home Presentations inside of the bookstore nextdoor. Please visit our calendar for our presentation schedule. The presentation is free of charge and is approximately 30 minutes long.

Please visit our Vistors Center, front desk 30 minutes prior to your selected presentation time at 450 Auburn Ave N.E. Atlanta Georgia to request your free tickets to this event.

Visiting the home where Dr. King was born and lived the first twelve years of his life is often the highlight of ones visit to the park.

The ranger-led tour is free and lasts approximately 30 minutes during which time you will learn about the life of a young Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The home is open for tours on a daily basis, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, with the first tour at 10:00 am and the last tour at 3:00 p.m. Tours are limited to 15 people.

The presentations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the tour. No advanced registration or phone reservations are accepted. Upon arriving at the park proceed to the information desk located inside of the visitor center to sign up for a tour. Once you are signed up feel free to visit the rest of the park while waiting for your tour.

Groups (school, family reunion, youth, etc.) are limited to signing up for only 3 tour times per day for a total of 45 people. After signing up a group, the group leader is responsible dividing up the group and seeing that the people arrive for their tour on time.

Tips on Visiting the Birth Home

  • Visit early in the day.
  • Be prepared to wait several hours for the next available tour.
  • Visit early in the week or Sunday morning.

Last updated: March 7, 2024

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450 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30312


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