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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Description - 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.

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.

Location - Martin Luther King, Jr., NHS is located approximately 2.5 kilometers east of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, P.O. Box 545, 1013 Old Post Road , Atlanta, GA, 30312, Phone: 518-758-9689

Additional Information:
Georgia's Historic Sites -
Georgia's National Forests, Monuments and Seashores - There are two National Forests in Georgia, both headquartered in Gainesville Georgia. This section also includes the Fort Pulaski National Monument and the Cumberland Island National Seashore.
Piedmont Region - This area is located in the north-central part of the state and is bisected by I-20, which passes through Atlanta and on to Augusta.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site - Official agency website


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