- Pamela Miller For the AJC
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site will temporarily close the park’s Visitor Center, 450 Auburn Ave. NE. The closure will start on Oct. 2. It will reopen on Oct. 16. During the closure important facility maintenance work will take place, including cleaning the building’s HVAC system, removing and reinstalling wall panels and repairing and resealing the ceiling and floor.
Officials said this work is critical to the maintenance and preservation of the building.
During the temporary closure Park Rangers will staff an outdoor visitor information table underneath the canopy at the Visitor Center entrance. At the information table visitors will have the opportunity to sign up for tour of the Birth Home and receive maps and information about the Historic Site and the city of Atlanta. At the Fellowship Hall, located in the basement of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, visitors are invited to watch films that discuss the impact of the Civil Rights movement, including “A New Time New Voice” and “Children of Courage”
Other significant resources located with the Historic Site will remain open, including: the Historic Fire Station No. 6, The King Center (including Freedom Hall and the gravesites of Dr. and Mrs. King), and the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Birth Home of Dr. King.
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