Martin Luther King, Jr. 90th Birthday Celebration in Atlanta
January 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm EST
Join us for a History and Culture trip to Atlanta, GA in January 2019 to celebrate the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929). The highlight of our trip will be at least two separate visits to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, which includes MLK’s boyhood home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King tomb, and the King Center Museum/Visitor Center.
Our trip will take place during MLK weekend: Friday, January 18 – Monday, January 21, 2019. While in Atlanta there will be opportunities to visit many other noteworthy attractions such as:
– Atlanta Botanical Garden
– Atlanta History Center
– Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
– Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum
– Buckhead (historic neighborhood)
– Chick-fil-A Backstage Home Office Tour
– CNN Studio Tour
– College Football Hall of Fame
– Delta Flight Museum
– Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Plant
– Fernbank Museum of Natural History
– Georgia Aquarium
– Georgia Governor’s Mansion
– Georgia State Capitol
– High Museum of Art
– Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
– Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind) House
– Museum of Design Atlanta
– National Center for Civil and Human Rights
– Ponce City Market (historic food hall)
– Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking (Georgia Tech University)
– World of Coca Cola
For now this is strictly a “save the date” type announcement. Your hosts, Robert & Michele, plan on formalizing their travel plans in the spring of 2018 and we highly recommend participants hold off making any formal travel reservations that aren’t fully refundable until then.
Guests will be entirely responsible for their own travel plans and are welcome to choose whatever options works best for them. We expect to either drive or take the train to Atlanta and back, and stay at a moderately priced hotel. Additional details will be posted as soon as they become available.
We’ve hosted several history and culture trips in the past (New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, etc.). Previously we have setup our trips on a “buffet style” schedule, with participant able to choose whatever activities they’re most interested in – and the ability to arrive and depart whenever they like.
As an added feature we also always connect with a lot of expats and locals on our trips, to ensure we receive a strong local perspective during our visit – complete with some off-the-beaten-path recommendations, particularly in terms of places to eat.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
The King Center
Recommended Reading – The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Event Listing – Meetup, Facebook & Eventbrite:
We hope you can join us – thanks!
Disclaimer: Guests of this trip are fully responsible for their own travel plans, and participate at their own risk. The event organizers are not liable for any situations that arise related to this program.