National Center for Civil and Human Rights

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  • Get a rare look at some of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s personal papers and items.
  • See the defining moments of the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s brought to life.
  • Learn about the global human rights movement and find a connection to individuals who are taking a stand in the contemporary fight for human rights.
  • Experience interactive touch screen technology, powerful videos, original recordings and individual stories of courage in each exhibition.
  • Discover original artwork by Ross Rossin, Platon, Paula Scher and more.
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100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30313
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Tue-Fri and Sun: 12-5pm
Sat, 10am-5pm
Hours may vary; please check website for current schedule, extended hours or early closings.
Last entry at 4pm.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

(678) 999-8990


Free CCHR Logo Mug: Get a free CCHR logo mug with a purchase of $100 or more at The Center Gift Shop.

Advice for Visitors


  • Allow at least two hours to experience powerful videos, original recordings and individual stories at exhibits.
  • Family guides and resources for students in grades 3-12 are available online.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.


  • Dining available at surrounding restaurants.
  • Gift Shop: The Center Gift Shop

Visitor Safety:

  • The Center for Civil and Human Rights has safety protocols in place to ensure a safe environment for its guests and staff; learn more on the Center's website.

Accessibility: Accessible entrance on the main level. Wheelchairs available at no charge. Elevators accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and scooters.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.