Dr. King's Tomb, Atlanta

Dr. King's Tomb, Atlanta

In addition to serving as a museum and hub of social-justice activity, the King Center is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final resting place, a living memorial to this inspiring leader that is visited by tens of thousands each year. Dr. King's crypt is constructed of white Geogia marble (a timeless acknowledgement of his southern roots) and rests outside in the Freedom Plaza, surrounded by a beautiful five-tiered Reflecting Pool, a symbol of the life-giving nature of water. The tomb is inscribed with his words: "Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty I'm Free at last."

An eternal flame burns in a small circular pavilion directly in front of the crypt, and the late Coretta Scott King is laid to rest here as well. Located at the end of Freedom Walkway is the Chapel of All Faiths, symbolizing the ecumenical nature of Dr. King's work and the universality of the basic tenets of the world's great religions.

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Sight Name: Dr. King's Tomb
Sight Location: Atlanta, USA (See walking tours in Atlanta)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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