Sat., October 9, 2010 4:04am (EDT)

MLK Site Marks 30th Year
By Associated Press
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site in Atlanta celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend. (photo-Edgar Treiguts)
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site in Atlanta celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend. (photo-Edgar Treiguts)
One of Atlanta's most popular tourist destinations is marking a major milestone this weekend.

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is commemorating its 30th anniversary on Sunday with a community celebration that is free and open to the public.

The site was established by Congress on Oct. 10, 1980. Today, the site consists of more than 38 acres and includes 67 historic buildings -including Ebenezer Baptist Church and the home where the civil rights icon was born - and the tomb of King and his wife, Coretta.

More than 700,000 people visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site each year.

The event Sunday takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.