Motown Historical Museum, Detroit

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Motown Historical Museum, Detroit - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208, United States

Phone: +1-3138752264

Ticket Price: 15 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

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Motown Historical Museum is preserved site of The Hitsville USA building, the nickname given to Motown’s First Headquarters. Founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards, the Motown Historical Museum has people come from across America to come visit Studio A, the place where music legends like Diana Ross, The Jackson 5 and Smokey Robinson recorded their albums.

Unmatched for authenticity and faithful presentation of the way things were, the Motown Museum offers an unforgettable glimpse into the history of the legendary record company and the lives of the people who made it happen. Whether it’s the actual Control Room where Motown’s gifted and prolific record producers guided the recording of Motown’s most famous hits or the restored apartment where Motown’s founder, Berry Gordy Jr. and his family lived.

A non profit organisation, the small, unassuming Motown Museum is proof that one single man’s dream turned into the one of the largest recording companies of all time, creating music that captured the hearts and minds of people across the world.

All tours are guided and start every hour. The guides are knowledgeable and know everything about the house, the history of the labels. The tour is made interactive for visitors and concludes with a visit to Studio A, the birthplace of the legends of Motown.

Motown Historical Museum Ticket Prices

  • Adults (Fri-Sun): $15
  • Adults (Tue-Thurs): $12
  • Senior Citizens: $8
  • Children: $7
  • For Bank of America customers, the first weekend of every month is free if you flash your card.

How To reach Motown Historical Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus No 029 stops at Ferry Park & Avery
  • Bus No 16 stops at W Grand Blvd & Holden

Restaurants Near Motown Historical Museum

  • KFC
  • Papa’s Pizza & BBQ – Standard pizzeria with a broad menu
  • Boulevard Café – New York Steak Hotel

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  • Love this place! My surprise visit was super inspiring, as I'm an entrepreneur as well. It was fascinating to see how the influence of the founder's parents and family helped him develop into such a smart businessman. The tour was fun and our tour guide was enthusiastic and friendly. She also really knew her stuff. I highly recommend this tour! Lots of standing but there's an elevator to avoid most of the stairs.

  • Ask anyone who grew up in Detroit have you been to the Motown Museum and you will get the answer: No. Same with me, 30 years in Detroit and never went. But here's the deal: GO. It's the best one hour $10 you ever spent. A lot of fun and interesting facts you never thought of. And even if you know all the facts and details it's so cool to just be in the actual spot where it all happened.

  • Very excited to have finally visit this historic place and important part of music history. I cannot wait for the extension. My only comment is that we not allowed to take any photos inside and the tour even the host is lovely, I hate guided tours. But I knew this would happen. Hope that in the future they also provide none guided tours and photos taken. Definitely recommend visiting tho.

  • The history behind Motown records is an amazing story of resilience and family values. Berry Gordy started with an $800 loan from his family Bank, to create Tamara records which then turned into Motown Records. He had to pay the loan back within a year at 6% interest. Something that should be done to this very day. Studio way was spell bounding to know that all the artist who made Motown great actually recorded there. Nothing short of amazing and well worth the trip and the little amount of money it cost to get a amazing guided tour our tour guide Jordan was the best.

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  • The tour guide was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining! The history of Motown music was quite interesting. The original funiture, studio equipment and memorabilia made it feel like we were momentarily apart of the experience of that era! It was an amazing visit!

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