Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthplace
If you are visiting Georgia or live there, a place to visit would be the birthplace of Dr. King. Tickets are free.
The only guided tour is of Dr. King’s Birth Home. All other facilities such as Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dr. King’s Gravesite, Freedom Hall, Fire Station No. 6, and the Visitor Center are self-guided.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929 at 501 Auburn Avenue, the home of his maternal grandparents. For the next twelve years he lived here with his grandparents, parents, siblings, other family members and boarders.
Visiting the home where Dr. King was born and lived the first twelve years of his life is often the highlight of ones visit to the national historic site. Unfortunately trying to visit the Birth Home can also be the biggest let down if you can’t get on a tour. By following the instructions below and with a little luck you may get on a tour of the home on your first visit to the site. Click here to learn more.