When I woke up in Atlanta, Georgia the rain was pummeling down. Despite less than ideal city walking conditions, I drove to Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site. Thankfully, there were a few moments of clear skies, allowing me to briefly get out and explore on foot.
Top Five Places to Explore
- Birth Home – ranger-guided tours are available at his birth home. Tours are first come, first served and tend to fill up quickly.
- Ebenezer Baptist Church – Martin Luther King, Jr was baptized, ordained and a co-pastor at this church. This is also where his funeral was held.
- “I Have a Dream” World Peace Rose Garden – this was my favorite spot. The garden, roses and silence were incredibly peaceful and beautiful.
- The King Center – the final resting place for Martin Luther King, Jr. Exhibits depicting moments from his profound life are also in place.
- Visitor Center – in addition to providing information on the site, there are numerous exhibits available to learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Have you made your way to Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site?