One of the most famous of Fulton County homes is the house Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in. It has become a National Historic Site. The Birth Home is open for tours everyday except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. The first tour starts at 10 a.m., with the last tour at 4 or 4:30 p.m. Learn about the early life of the great civil rights leader.
There are lots of other historic sites to visit and exhibits to see in the area. Stop at the visitor center to get oriented. Kids from Fulton County homes will be interested in the “Children of Courage” exhibit in the lobby of the visitor center. The exhibit discusses the role of children in the Civil Rights Movement.
Visitors can tour Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King was a co-pastor with his father from 1960 until his death in 1968. The church is where he was baptized as a child. It has long been the spiritual home for the Sweet Auburn community in Atlanta. There are many other important buildings to tour at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Gather some friends from Fulton County homes together to get a better appreciation of the Civil Rights Movement. Click here to visit the website and plan your visit.