Museums: The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change honors Dr. King's life and reflects love, justice and peace. Both Dr. and Mrs. King's remains are housed in a crypt on the grounds, with an eternal flame. Freedom Hall houses a foyer displaying African art and exhibits paying homage to Rosa, Parks, Mahatma Gandhi and the Kings. In addition to visiting the center, visitors can tour Dr. King's birth home, which is located in the Sweet Auburn district. A park ranger leads the tour. Also in the area are Ebenezer Church, where Dr. King preached and Firestation No.6, where King played as a boy.
Free Things to Do: Drive through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District and visit several of the sites important to the great civil rights activist. Parking and entry to all of the attractions is free. The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site includes the Martin Luther King, Jr. Visitor Center, The King Center (dedicated to promoting equality and peace, and regularly featuring traveling exhibitions)and historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King once preached. Both Dr. and his wife's remains are housed in a crypt on the grounds, with an eternal flame marking their legacies. Visitors can also take a guided tour of Dr. King's birth home.
Historic Sites: The birth and death of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. resonate at this site. A museum and visitor center detail King's participation in the civil rights' struggle and his peaceful yet effective tactics for educating the populace. The headquarters for the King Center for Non-Violent Change is also located here. In addition, guests can view MLK's birthplace (by park ranger guided tours only) and visit Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King preached and which has been transformed into a museum of his life. MARTA: King Memorial
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