Yesterday’s historic home tour took us to Bulloch Hall in Roswell. Today, we’re continuing our list of holiday stops with the Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home. You can see more photos of the home in this photo gallery from a tour led by King’s sister, Christine King Farris.
Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home
History: The Auburn Avenue birth home of Martin Luther King Jr. reveals how he grew from a bright young boy into a civil rights leader. It’s the jewel of a neighborhood that also features more National Park Service-owned historic buildings, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the King Center.
Tour: Half-hour tours are led by rangers from the Martin Luther King National Historic Site. They’re free, but require tickets, which are available daily at the King Center on first-come, first-served basis. Tours fill up quickly, and you must be punctual. Once your timed group is inside the home, your guide will lock the door.
Holiday offerings: There are no tours on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, but there is a new exhibit at the Historic Site, just in time for the holidays: “Bobby, Martin and John: Once Upon an American Dream,” shows photographs from the archive of Look photographer Stanley Tretick through Feb. 28.
Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home, 450 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-331-5190, www.nps.gov/malu.