Did you know Atlanta is the cradle of the Civil Rights Movement?
Experience Atlanta's history from a different perspective, through the eyes of a boy growing up in a downtown neighborhood to become a beloved pastor and leader of one of the most influential movements in American history. Walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr., and learn more about the creation of a Civil Rights icon.
"This tour was very informative and emotional! I learned so much about the Civil Rights Movement."
Based on careful research and contemporary sources, our Atlanta MLK Jr. Tour will take you to significant sites that highlight the life of the pastor-turned-activist. Follow his journey from birth to his historic role on the national stage as a leader in the Civil Right Movement.
Our tour will take you on a journey of locations close to Martin Luther King Jr.'s heart, where you will experience:
Our professional storytellers will share inspiring stories of MLK's upbringing, challenges and triumphs, as you visit select locations that served as the background of his life.
Come join us on our journey to the places in Atlanta that shaped a young boy's future and laid the foundation of a movement that changed society as we know it.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Meeting point address: Meet your tour guide outside the Birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr at 501 Auburn Avenue, in downtown Atlanta.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: We recommend parking near the Birth Home of Martin Luther King Jr National Site. To see options, click below:
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August 4th 2023
"Our tour guide John was hilarious! He made the walk fun and the stories were entertaining. as well a ... "
July 10th 2023
"This was an awesome tour and a great way to learn about the history of Asheville. John, our guide, ... "
June 10th 2023
"Very interesting information. Great for people that don't love super scary stuff. The tour guide was ... "
Please arrive to the designated meeting location before your tour’s start time, or they may leave without you! Your email confirmation will verify map and meeting location.
No need to print anything out. Just show up, and the tour guide will mark you present! Please save your email confirmation handy on your phone for reference.
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This tour is a walking tour.
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