The King Center


449 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta GA 30312


  • Admission: $0

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday : 9:00am - 5:00pm


The Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta

The King Library and Archives in Atlanta is the largest repository of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement in the world. 

In 1968, Coretta Scott King established the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and it moved to its present location in 1981 adjacent to Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. It contains an outdoor memorial with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King's crypt surrounded by reflecting pools and an eternal flame. A walkway leads visitors into Freedom Hall, where art from Africa and Georgia is displayed in the Grand Foyer, and special programs are held inside the large theater/auditorium. The King Center has a bookstore/gift shop and resource center on the ground level. Exhibits on the second floor honor Dr. and Mrs. King, Mahatma Gandhi and Rosa Parks.

The King Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
Special Tags
  • Civil Rights
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Open Year 'Round
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