Historic Places

Families find a world of Black History in Atlanta’s historic places. The state capital of Georgia is home to the state legislature and also the birthplace of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit the late Dr. King’s home church, Ebenezer Baptist Church. Atlanta is also home to the Atlanta University Center, the hub of the historically Black colleges in the Atlanta area, including Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, the International Theological Center, Morehouse College and the Morehouse School of Medicine. Visitors can walk through history on Auburn Avenue, the center of the Sweet Auburn District, one of the oldest Black neighborhoods in the city.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called Atlanta home. Tour his childhood home and walk the streets of his childhood neighborhood. Visit his home church - Ebenezer Baptist Church, See where Dr. King shaped his future. Honor Dr. King and visit The King Center, the official living memorial to the Civil Rights Leader. See it in Atlanta today!


Walk Auburn Avenue and experience the Sweet Auburn District, one of the oldest historically Black neighborhoods in Atlanta. Home to several different festivals every year, Auburn Avenue has been called “The Greatest Street on the Planet.” Take a stroll through Sweet Auburn when you visit Atlanta!