Visit the MLK, Jr. Memorial & MLK, Jr. National Historic Site

There’s no doubt that Martin Luther King, Jr., was the most influential American leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. For that reason, every 3rd Monday in January is dedicated to this courageous soul who has touched the lives of so many, and changed American history forever. For those who are interested in visiting the Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial and National Historic Site, read on to learn more about this historical landmark.

Martin Luther King, JR. Memorial in D.C.

Located in West Potomac Park in Washington D.C., the MLK Jr. Memorial is one of the most visited historic sites in our nation’s capital. Spreading out across four acres, the MLK Jr. memorial became open to the public on August 22, 2011, after over twenty years of planning. The MLK Jr. Memorial is not the first to be honored to an African-American in Washington, D.C., however, Dr. King is the first African-American to be honored with a memorial near the National Mall and the fourth non-President to be remembered in this capacity. Visitors are welcomed to stop by the memorial when visiting Washington D.C.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta


MLK, Jr. House in Atlanta

NPS Photo

For visitors planning a trip to the MLK Jr., National Historic Site in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, spectators are in for quite an interesting and educational experience where guests can listen to his story, visit the home he was born in, walk the streets of where he played as a kid, and hear his voice in the church where he touched the lives of so many people. The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site was established in 1980 for the purpose of inspiring and educating the public of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s was birthplace, hometown and lived. Visitors can view sites including a visitor center, Fire Station No. 6, The King Center (Dr. King’s Tomb and Freedom Hall), Ebenezer Baptist Church, and his home of birth. Gift shops and book for purchase are available at each site except the Birth Home. Guests can walk around for the day and get a glimpse of the town that the famous American was raised and the community he will forever be remembered as a hero. The King Center, Atlanta