Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

At the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, students can learn the story of Martin Luther King, Jr. as young boy who grew up in a time of segregation and dreamer who was moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement. They can visit the home of his birth, where he played as a child, walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds. The Peace Plaza within the park, includes the beautifully landscaped Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" World Peace Rose Garden, messages of peace composed by students from local Atlanta schools, a flowing water fountain, and the "BEHOLD" statue. Visiting school groups can participate in the A Day On, Not A Day Off puppet show about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Yesterday Heroes puppet show about the contributions of African American men and women in the fields of science, industry, education, and the arts; or the Auburn Avenue, A Street of Pride puppet show about how Auburn Avenue became "the richest Negro street in America". Reservations for programs must be made 30 days in advance. Lesson plans and teacher guides are available for download on the website.

Contact Info
Address: 450 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30312. Fulton County. Tel: 404-331-5190. Website: Hrs: 9AM-5PM Daily.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All Grades. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue