Guided tour

Atlanta: Martin Luther King Historic District Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

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Atlanta: Martin Luther King Historic District Walking Tour

From US$ 40 per person

Take a 2.5 to 3-hour guided walking tour that tracks the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit must-see sights and hidden gems of the civil rights movement.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Visit historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • Experience Prince Hall Grand Lodge, a hidden treasure of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Hear immersive stories of Dr. King and the civil rights leaders in Atlanta
  • See the notable artifacts in the King Center (currently closed to public due to COVID)
Full description
Hear the story of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in a way that you’ve never heard it before. Walk the same streets that MLK once walked. Visit the places where he worked, lived, and worshipped. Even Atlanta natives will gain a deeper understanding of the community’s contribution to American history on this moving tour. Listen to amazing stories of civil rights leaders that seamlessly weave through the history of MLK, the movement, and the city of Atlanta. Learn about Dr. King with a visit to the Freedom Hall of the King Center. Step into the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where MLK served as co-pastor with his father. Visit Prince Hall Grand Lodge, which was the headquarters of the SCLC during the 1960s. Take in the phenomenal views at the Jackson Street Bridge. By the end of the tour, you'll walk away with a deeper understanding of Martin Luther King.
  • A donation to the King Center
  • Entrance to Freedom Hall at the King Center, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Prince Hall Grand Lodge, and more
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

The meeting point is next to the Behold Monument at the entrance to the King National Historical Park. The Behold Monument shows an African man holding a baby to the sky. Your guide will be waiting for you at the Behold Monument across from Historic Ebenezer Baptist church. Your guide will have an orange flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour involves is a 1.7-mile outdoor walk with a lot of standing
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable weather-appropriate clothes and shoes
  • It is recommended to bring a bottle of water, an umbrella on rainy days, and cash for optional gratuities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Our guide, Emily from Unexpected Atlanta, did an excellent job with our tour on August 23. Knowledgeable, articulate and engaging, we could not have hoped for a better guide for this meaningful experience. My wife and I were traveling with three of our grandchildren, ages 16, 14 and 10. Emily made the tour as or more relevant for them than we might even have hoped for. All around, an outstanding experience! I strongly recommend Emily to others who will take this tour.

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August 26, 2021

January 23, 2022

This was an excellent tour. Thanks to our very knowledgeable tour guide, Emily! I learned a lot, and hope to repeat portions of the tour in the future, when federal buildings are open again.

December 19, 2021

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