Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birth Home to Close for Repairs

Short of two months after it re-opened for tourists following repairs and a structural assessment, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home will close again beginning Wednesday.

Judy Forte, superintendent of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, said the home will remain closed at least until March 27 and hopefully be ready to re-open in time for the summer season.

“Public safety and resource protection are our top priorities,” Forte said. “We’re working to ensure that Dr. King’s birth home is structurally sound, adequately preserved and available to visitors for generations to come.”

The 122-year-old house has been closed on and off since August for repairs. Forte said the home was initially closed for safety reasons after structural damage was found in the floors.

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