- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, located east of Atlanta, features the birthplace, church, and grave of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader. The neighborhood also includes the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc. The surrounding 68.19 acre preservation district includes Sweet Auburn, the economic and cultural center of Atlanta's black community during most of the 20th century. LIMITED FEDERAL FACILITIES. Other key facilities owned and operated by private organizations.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Recreation - Visiting various museums and exhibits is recommended for all visitors. The Birth Home Tour is the most popular activity and is often filled by noon during peak seasons. Peak seasons are January, February, June, July and August. The Freedom Walk; urban interpretive trail to downtown area along Auburn Avenue and Freedom Parkway; vehicle parkway with paved walking/biking path to Carter Presidential Center provide walking and biking with a historical context.
Climate - Summers generally hot and humid. Winters are generally cool with variable precipitation.
Martin Luther King, Jr., NHS is located approximately 2.5 kilometers east of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.