The National Civil Rights Museum may be headquartered in Memphis, but Atlanta's got its own memorial to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was born in the city. Opened shortly after King died in 1968 by his widow Coretta Scott King, The King Center was established out of a commitment to keep King's ideas and legacy alive. Several of his assets, like his Bible and his clerical robe, are on display, as is the key to the room at the Lorraine Motel where he was assassinated. Surrounded by a reflecting pool is the tomb where King and his beloved wife were buried side by side, an eternal flame lit beside the graves. The tour is self-guided, and the museum is free, so you can come and go as you please. If you want a chance to tour King's childhood home (also free), arrive at the visitor's center first thing in the morning to get your ticket—otherwise you might find yourself waiting a long time. Allow yourself at least 1 hr. once inside the museum.