Friday Shooters: MLK Jr. Historic Site

The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site, a part of the National Park Service, offers many historical elements to its visitors and is mostly self-guided.

Visitor Center - provides a brief orientation to the historic site, D.R.E.A.M. Gallery Exhibitions

Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church - Built[masked], Dr. King, Jr.'s childhood church and in 1960, co-pastor with his father.

The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change - final resting place of Dr. King, Jr. and exhibits on him, Coretta Scott King and Mahatma Gandhi. 

Historic Fire Station No. 6 - Atlanta's oldest standing fire station and the first in the city to be integrated.

King Birth Home Tour - tickets are free on a first come, first serve basis on the day of visit, tours are 30 minutes, start at 10:00am and fill up quickly. DDPM members interested in the tour, please register at the Information Desk inside the Visitor Center. Photography is not allowed in the King Birth Home.

Admission and parking are free. The parking lot is on John Wesley Dobbs between Jackson and Boulevard. Follow the walkway to the Visitor Center.

For a map of the historic site:

http://maps.nps.gov/print.html?&alpha=malu&lat=0.1588134765625&lng=0.4617919921875&zoom=4

While in the area, you may want to stop by Sweet Auburn Curb Market, 209 Edgewood Avenue. Its food court and farmer's market offers fun and tasty options.

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  • Carol B.

    I would love to see it rescheduled as well !!
    The weather really knocked everyone out (as it did me). I have never been and would really like to go ~~

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Crista

    Yes, it was a rainy day and most people changed their minds about attending but this is an Atlanta landmark worth seeing. I had never been there as I'm still an Atlanta newbie. I'll be back as I really wanted to photograph the Ebenezer Baptist Church but ran out of time and school groups were piling in. Not a lot of photography today but important history.

    March 28, 2014

  • L M.

    I really wanted to go!!! Driving and walking in the rain was a total turn off. The very thought of it made me shiver.

    March 28, 2014

  • Crista

    For anyone who is here, we are at the visitors center.

    March 28, 2014

  • Gregory B.

    I won't make due to rain.

    March 28, 2014

  • Shelly E N.

    Sorry, I cant make it out there this morning.

    March 28, 2014

  • Carol B.

    Looks like a lot of cancellations are happening. This is somewhere that I have never been before and just want to know that there will definitely be several going before I venture out to go to unchartered territory. I do not like to go places and then be the only one there. Please respond if you can. Thank you, Carol

    March 27, 2014

    • Crista

      There will be others there tomorrow. I will be going. Hope to see you there!

      March 27, 2014

    • Carol B.

      Looking like rain tomorrow as well and I don't have tv .. I hate when this happens ... argh ~~

      March 27, 2014

  • L M.

    I may not be on time, but I plan on being there!!!

    March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to cancel for tomorrow due to the weather.

    March 27, 2014

  • Hubert Y.

    I am going to cancel due to weather. My camera just doesn't like water. Hope we do this shoot again.

    March 27, 2014

  • Mary M.

    I well have to undo RSVP myself as I have double booked . Have a great time

    March 26, 2014

  • Ronald R.

    I'm changing my RSVP to NO because I have plumbers coming at 9. If they finish up in time, I'd like to join you, but will call someone first to see where you are. Is lunch planned somewhere?

    March 26, 2014

    • Alice H.

      People are welcome to go to lunch at their leisure.

      March 26, 2014

  • Jeanne Ritchey T.

    Sorry to cancel but they will be working on my kitchen on Friday.

    March 26, 2014

  • Marcia B.

    Sorry to cancel; have to go out of town unexpectedly.

    March 25, 2014

  • Karen S.

    To add to the photo possibilities, if you follow Jackson Street for two blocks north from the MLK Center, you will come to the Jackson Street Bridge. From the Jackson Street Bridge you can take photos of iconic views of downtown Atlanta.

    March 5, 2014

  • Diana M.

    I'm going on a guided tour there on March 12 at 3:30 with the Atlanta Preservation Society so probably won't go again. They also have a tour of Atlanta Curb Market that day too at 1 PM.

    March 4, 2014

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