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O ur unforgettable Atlanta History Tour of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr.
Get an in-depth look at the people and locations that inspired him.
Named by Conde Nast as one of the 16 best things to do in Atlanta, this Martin Luther King Jr tour will inspire and thrill you.
We want to help you get the most of the massive King Historic Area.
We will show you the best of it, with forgotten spots that even locals don’t know, in just 2.5 amazing hours.
Most importantly, you’ll walk away from our tour with a strong understanding of how Atlanta changed the world.
Please note that this is a 1.7 mile outdoor walk with lots of standing, so contact us directly if you have any physical limitations or difficulty walking or standing.
The museums inside the King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church are CLOSED due to COVID. However, we are still able to see a lot without those locations!
- Exploring Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church (Due to COVID, we CANNOT go inside).
- Visiting Dr. King’s office in the Prince Hall Grand Lodge
- Seeing Dr. and Mrs. King’s memorial and where King Jr was born
- Immersive stories of Dr. King and the many Civil Rights leaders
- Great views at the Jackson Street Bridge
- Interacting with our unique and fun sticker brochure
- Understanding the impact of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and the Civil Rights Movement
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Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting the King Historic District
Walking Tour Details
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site is massive. In addition, there is the King Center which is a separate area. Beyond that, the entire Sweet Auburn neighborhood is full of historic sites.
Our tour guides will help you make the most of your limited time. You will see more and learn more with us.
Additionally, we promise that you will experience much more on a walking tour than sitting on a bus.
Currently, the ranger led tour of the King Birth Home is closed. The park rangers are not conducting tours of the neighborhood. The visitor center is also closed.
However, our guides will show you so much that you won’t even miss these areas.
Yes, the tour ends at the reflecting pool and the memorial where Dr. and Mrs. King are entombed.
We visit the home exterior but do not see the interior of the home.
Currently, the Martin Luther King Atlanta birth home is closed to visitors.
The tour is conducted at a leisurely pace. We stop for one break in the middle of the tour for water and restrooms.
We have many children attend this experience. We generally recommend that children are over the age of 9 since the walk is around 1.7 miles long. Children love the Martin Luther King Jr tour.
Sweet Auburn is MLK’s neighborhood. He was born on Auburn Avenue. But, there is much more to the story of Sweet Auburn! It was home to early leaders who created the foundation of the Civil Rights Movement. It was always one of the wealthiest early Black neighborhoods.
Sweet Auburn is one of America’s historic “Black meccas.” In the 1950s, Fortune magazine called it the richest street for African Americans in the world.
In addition to being the home of early Civil Rights leaders, it was also a street filled with lawyers, doctors, and more. Jazz clubs and restaurants sprang up on the street. The history of this street continues to remain important.
The Martin Luther King Jr History Tour is full of Instagrammable spots. Some favorite spots are:
- Jackson Street Bridge
- Homage to King
- Hamilton Howell Home
- King Birth Home
Here are some of our favorite lunch spots near the King District:
- Edgewood Avenue: Slutty Vegan, Noni’s, Harold’s Chicken and Ice
- Municipal Market on Auburn Avenue: Panbury’s, Miss D’s, Metro Deli
- Krog Street Market: Gu’s Kitchen
- Krog Street area: Nina and Rafi’s