Free time in the ATL: Celebrating MLK Day in his Hometown

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MLK Day is such a special time to be in Atlanta. With all the rich history throughout the city, there’s no better place to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. We thought we’d share just a few of the destinations we’re most excited about visiting this holiday weekend.

Birth Home of Martin Luther King, Jr.

What better way to celebrate the anniversary of MLK’s birthday than visiting his actual birth home? With the home restored to how it appeared during Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifetime, it’s truly like traveling back in time. Ebeneezer Baptist Church, where Dr, King was a pastor, is just down the block and a great stop after the home tour.

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

Located just down Auburn Avenue from MLK’s birth home, this historic municipal market has got some serious ATL flavor. And we’re not just talking about Metro Deli Soul Food or Bell Street Burritos. The market itself has been a cornerstone of the Sweet Auburn district for almost a century. It’s safe to say MLK himself visited this neighborhood staple on occasion.

Center Civil & Human Rights

It’s not rated the #1 museum in Atlanta for nothing. If you want to get up close and personal with the legend of the civil rights movement, this is the place. Listen to MLK in his own words, read letters that he wrote, see some of his personal belongings and more. It truly gives you a sense of the man behind the movement.

Hope you enjoy the holiday weekend.