Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth Home


501 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30312


  • Admission: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday : 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday : 10:00am - 4:00pm


Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta at this home of his maternal grandparents, A.D. and Jennie Williams, on January 15, 1929. A.D. Williams purchased the house in 1909. When Martin Luther King, Sr. married Alberta Williams, the King family moved into the house on Auburn Avenue where they lived until 1941. The birth home is one block east of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.

The birth home is located in the residential section of the Auburn Avenue Historic District. It is a two-story house with a front porch, parlor, study, kitchen, dining room, bedroom and bathroom on the first level. The second floor includes four bedrooms and a bathroom.

Tours of Dr. King's birth home are conducted by the National Park Service. Registration is required at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Visitor Center and must be made in person upon arrival. Tours are limited to 15 persons. The 30-minute tour is conducted every hour.

Near Interstate Highway
  • 75
  • 85
Special Tags
  • Civil Rights
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
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