ARA Diversity & Inclusion Council Invites you to its "ARA Around Town" experience!
Join us Thursday, October 19th for a walk group tour of The King Center. There is NO cost to participate." Members and friends are invited!
Wear your ARA pin or a name badge to identify yourself
Here’s an overview of a Typical Tour:
1.5 to 2 hours
Stop at the Visitor Center information desk to pick up a copy of the official park brochure, that includes a map of the park, and ask any questions you may have. Ask about availability of a ranger-led Birth Home Tour and register if one is available within the time you plan on being in the park. Browse the exhibits or take in a movie in the Visitor Center Theatre.
International World Peace Rose Garden
Pause in the garden and enjoy the roses and fountain. Stop at the "Behold" Memorial on your way to the church.
Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
After crossing Auburn Avenue at the corner, enter the church. Proceed upstairs to the Sanctuary and listen to sermons and speeches of Dr. King. In Fellowship Hall you may browse the exhibits about the history of the church or watch a video of Dr. Christine King Ferris, Dr. King's sister, as she talks about her family and the church.
The King Center
Turn right as you exit the church and continue east and take the steps on your right up to the reflecting pool. Pause to reflect at Dr. and Mrs. King's Tomb and view the Eternal Flame. Enter Freedom Hall at the east end of the reflecting pool and view belongings of Dr. and Mrs. King.
Birth Home Block
As you cross Boulevard view the historic Fire Station No. 6 on the corner. Stroll down and back on the Birth Home Block viewing the wayside exhibits telling about the people and houses along Auburn Avenue.
Return to the north side of the Visitor Center to view the Gandhi Statue and to stroll down the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame. You will end up across the street from the visitor parking lot.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park
450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA