Atlanta

Martin Luther King Jr. History Walking Tour

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King Historic District Tour
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From $40.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore Atlanta through the lens of the Civil Rights movement on this Martin Luther King Jr.-themed tour of the Sweet Auburn neighborhood. See where the iconic Civil Rights leader worked and lived as you visit sites such as Ebenezer Baptist Church, the King Center, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. Throughout, your guide shares facts and stories about the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.-themed tour of Atlanta
  • Discover sights that are iconic to the Civil Rights movement
  • Learn about the personal and public life of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Fascinating tour for Atlanta visitors and locals alike

What's Included

  • Exterior of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center
  • • Seeing Prince Hall Grand Lodge, a hidden treasure in the Civil Rights Movement
  • • Entertaining and immersive stories of Dr. King and the many Civil Rights leaders
  • • Taking in the phenomenal views at the Jackson Street Bridge
  • • Understanding the Atlanta's impact of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Birth Home Tour (currently closed until 2025 )
  • Inside of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church Heritage Sanctuary
  • We do not provide transportation to or from the tour
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Memorial Rose Garden
    Memorial Rose Garden, 450a Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

    We meet next to the Behold Monument, a statue of a man holding a baby to the sky, located across the street from Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church at the outdoor amphitheater. Your guide will have an orange Unexpected Atlanta tote bag. DO NOT GET ON A BUS.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Ebenezer Baptist Church (Pass By)

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Prince Hall Grand Lodge (Pass By)

Jackson Street Bridge

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sweet Auburn

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

The King Center

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

International Civil Rights Walk of Fame

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with inability to walk and stand for long periods of time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Don’t be frightened by a little exercise - the walk was completed at an enjoyable, and conversational pace.
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Somalia_M, Feb 2024
This was the best, informative tour!! I am from Los Angeles, CA and was looking for something fun to do. I am glad I chose this tour. I learned a lot of history! The tour guide was amazing!! He really made the experience worthwhile. .
This was a great...
Christine_D, Feb 2024
This was a great experience to learn about the history being in this history. Never forget how it was and that you need brave men and women to change. It starts with you. Arielle was a wonderful guide. We also enjoyed the group.
Such lovely tour
Alice_L, Feb 2024
I loved the ML King tour with Jen, she successfully made the story of the King so alive, like looking through His eyes. I appreciated it very much, time spent so good, totally recommend it.
Palpable nostalgia for a...
Natasha_C, Jan 2024
Palpable nostalgia for a once-thriving community and for remarkable leaders long passed, it is surprising how neglected the neighborhood remains despite the world stature of its most famous former resident, Nobel Laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Real History that comes to life!
lucy_s, Jan 2024
Seeing the home where MLK grew up, hearing the stories of his childhood, as a young adult, and all of the amazing things that he did to promote peace and harmony among all races. Our tour guide was very adept at unfolding his story as we toured the sites.
Exvellent Tour
Robert_H, Dec 2023
Our tour guide Jay was great. He really taught as a lot about the shoulders MLK stood. Jay was an extremely charasmatic tour guide.
A Walk to Remember
Monica_T, Dec 2023
Traveling to the South with my 11-year-old son this holiday, I thought to schedule a series of activities to broaden his understanding of African-American history. Arielle led our group experience. Her narrative far exceeded my expectations and left me hungry to seek out more information. The tour was well-paced and her storytelling provided proper context to understand the city as the “eye of the storm” during the Civil Rights Movement. Arielle shared insights to what shaped the leaders for community and national impact. She connected our multi-generational and multicultural audience. She connected dots and information gaps so critical to our national identity. I highly recommend the experience and already referred others at my hotel!
Great civil rights history tour
Sarah_E, Dec 2023
Amazing tour filled with stories of civil rights and historic Atlanta. Our tour guide Leigh was animated and knowledgable and made the experience both fun and educational.
Amazing and definitely a learning experience
Angela_B, Dec 2023
My most memorable part of the tour was the exhibits in the visitors center and the walk through Ebenezer Church. Our tour guide Ms. Jen was awesome the way she walked and talked about history behind everything when it came to our Civil Right Movement
Leigh was very...
Niamh_L, Dec 2023
Leigh was very knowledgeable and made the tour both informative & fun. Learned all about the back ground & the journey.
Enriching experience
Meghana_J, Nov 2023
Learnt some great information about the history of streets of Atlanta. It was a good overall experience. Thanks to Zoe for guiding us through even though we were late and even continued the tour in rain. Thank you for the experience.
MLK History and Surrounding Neighborhood
lloydgh, Nov 2023
History of the area in addition to MLK. Our tour guide, Ariel, was extremely knowledgeable, passionate and energetic.
Enlightening
Berney_D, Nov 2023
My tour guide Zoe really painted a picture of the civil rights movement and the life of MLK, his mission and legacy. It was a sight to see!
Great Informative Guided Tour
Simon_F, Nov 2023
Zoe was an informative and knowledgeable guide. Excellent experience detailing life on Sweet Auburn - the center of Atlanta’s Black community and hub of the Civil Rights movement during MLK’s life.
Life and times of Sweet Auburn
Elizabeth_P, Oct 2023
A great insight into the life and times of Sweet Auburn St, during Martin Luther King jr’s early years. How the area changed and overview of the local area. An excellent guide
Awesome experience. I felt like Martin
cherice_L, Oct 2023
The experience was awesome. I love everything about the tour. The tour guide was informative. I loved the Madame CJ Walker shop. I loved how the history tied into Atlanta's involvement in civil rights.
Exceptional Experience
Lakessia_F, Sep 2023
Our tour was wonderful. Kristin offered exciting information and kept our group engaged the entire time.
Perfect tour
Charlotte_K, Sep 2023
Great tour! Our guide Jay was always absolutely knowledgeable, humorous and had an individual tip for each of us! His enthusiasm absolutely spilled over on the group and he took us to great spots always connecting the dots of the historical circumstances. Would absolutely recommend this tour
Interesting, exciting and enriching!
Elisabetta_C, Sep 2023
It was an enriching experience! Zoe was able to show us Martin Luther King, his family and the people involved in such a transformation also as real people, not only names and dates on a history book! Interesting, exciting and enriching! tks Zoe for the passion you shared with us!
History in the making
Derrick_S, Aug 2023
I learned a lot more than I thought I knew. It was a very exciting and a great experience.I always wanted to visit the King's monument it has been truly a blessing.
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