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Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour

Atlanta, United States
Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour

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Departure Point

450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

Departure Time

9:30 AM

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This educational sightseeing tour travels throughout Atlanta, exploring the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life.

Begin the day at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. The Center features more than 10,000 documents from Dr. King's personal collection and from the civil rights movement. Nearly a million people visit this National Historic Site each year to learn, be inspired, and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy.

Then, visit the Atlanta University Center, the largest contiguous consortium of African Americans in higher education in the United States, consisting of four historically black colleges and universities. This is where Dr. King attended university.

Also, visit Dr. King's favorite soul-food restaurant and one of Atlanta’s best-loved diners, the Busy Bee Cafe, for lunch; and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, consisting of several buildings, including Dr. King's boyhood home and the original Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he was baptized and where both he and his father were pastors. It is also his final resting place.
Stop At:  
450 Auburn Ave NE
The King's Visitor Center is the meet up, next to the Manhatma Ghandi Statue. A Indian lawyer by trade, and anti-colonial nationalist, Ghandi implemented the nonviolent resistance to liberate India's independence. Which inspired the civil rights movement
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta
Tour will end here.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Birth Home of Martin Luther King, Jr
Glimpse of the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
We visit the Gravesite of Dr. King and Ms. Coretta Scott King. Ten months after her death Coretta Scott King is in her final resting place next to her husband.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers of (4) guest to run tour. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the (Special Reqirements Section) when checking out.
  • Tour start time is approximate and can be adjusted for traffic conditions and pick-up schedule
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Great Exploration Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

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11 Reviews

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Had a great tour guide and learned a lot more about mlk, Stephanie was phenomenal
, Jul 2021
The EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, his house and the shot gun houses was very interesting I wish it was open to the public
Great tour
, Jun 2021
Even though things were shut down because of the covid19 the tour guide did a wonderful job! She called to make sure we were still going on the tour, she had her facts and information all together. She also had pictures to show because we couldn't go inside. And the best thing about it she took her time and made sure everyone understood and was together. She did a great job..
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hello Chantel! Thank you very much for your review of our tour. We are happy you enjoyed your time in the Dr. Martin Luther King's Tour. As locals, we enjoy sharing history, culture, and beautiful scenic views of Atlanta. Thank you again for your review and we hope you visit us again soon.
, Sep 2019
What a wonderful day and very interesting. Our tour guide was incredible, very warm and personable, very knowledgeable and just a pure joy to spend time with. She deserves 100 thumbs up!!! I've lived here my entire life and found out things I never knew, things like why it's called Sweet Auburn etc....
This was a poor tour in that the...
Alicia P
, Aug 2016
This was a poor tour in that the guide left us to tour the site and read about the history on our own. We didn't eat at Busy Bee's as advertised, as the guide said it's very busy on Saturdays and the wait time is too long. We were dropped off at another restaurant that we visited the previous day on our Southern Food Tour, however we should have gone to Busy Bee's as advertised. We didn't spend any time at the historic black colleges, as we just drove down the street and looked out the van windows. The guide was friendly however that's not enough considering the amount of money that's charged for this tour. This tour company should not be used as we believe Viator could find better for it's travelers.
The driver and guide were very...
, Jul 2016
The driver and guide were very polite and friendly. However, several detractions affect my overall review. Multiple attempts were required to successfully contact our tour conductor. The most important expectation was to receive more comprehensive information on a guided tour that would enhance and provide a framework and broader view of the self-guided portion of the tour. Park Rangers were available for the self-guided portion of the tour which included the interior of MLKs home and the Ebenezer Baptist Church. However, The Heritage Tour fell short of being a guided tour because it did not take advantage of the many opportunities that were available to enhance, frame or add historical connections and other insightful information about Atlantas rich history, the civil rights movement, and Martin Luther King Jrs life. Consequently, the tour had low value for the price paid since the admission is free to each of the national historical sites. Also, the tour omitted the Martin Luther King Jr Center, the Atlanta University Center and MLKs favorite soul food restaurant, the Busy Bee. Instead of the Busy Bee, we were given a 14 voucher to eat lunch at a newly built, modern Paschal restaurant that replaced the original. The food was good, but it had no historical significance other than the Paschal name. In conclusion, I was very disappointed in this tour because it added no value to a self-guided tour that I could have done on my own.
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