Motown Historical Museum

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  • Address: 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208, United States, 48208
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3138752264
  • Fax: +1-3138752267
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum, Social, Arts, Museums

Motown Historical Museum - Review

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

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TripHobo Highlights for Motown Historical Museum

  • Motown Historical Museum Address: 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208, United States, 48208
  • Motown Historical Museum Contact Number: +1-3138752264
  • Motown Historical Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Motown Historical Museum Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit Motown Historical Museum(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Motown Historical Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitsville_U.S.A.
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  • 95% of people who visit Detroit include Motown Historical Museum in their plan

  • 29.23% of people start their Motown Historical Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Motown Historical Museum

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94.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Motown Historical Museum

People normally club together Detroit Institute Of Arts and Ford Field while planning their visit to Motown Historical Museum.

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  • As a music lover, it was a great experience to visit the original studio location where some of the most legendary songs were both written and recorded. Our tour guide was very informative about the history of how the record label had evolved from a dream to reality. From seeing some of the authentic memorabilia to touring and getting technical information about the actual studio. Where great artists birthed the famous Motown sound, and played that actual piano... in a garage cum studio... was incredible! I highly recommend this for those looking to explore cultural excellence! A great place to visit for all age groups. Nice gift shop collectibles too.

  • How cool can you get?! Learn about the history of the Motown Legends with humble beginnings from this $800 house to purchasing many more on the same block as they built their empire. There's the jeweled glove that Michael Jackson moonwalked in on a Motown tour that he donated along with his hat, there are photos, costumes, stories and gold records from Motown artists, there is an untouched apartment as Berry Gordy Jr lived in it before he moved away and the crown jewel of course is the studio where so many hits were recorded and important meetings took place we had a great tour guide and a lot of fun.

  • One of the best things we've ever visited on a day trip. Cool and nostalgic. Tour guide (Peggy) was amazing! Just wish I could turn on the radio and still hear this music I grew up on!

  • The Motown Museum is awesome!!!! I had a phenomenal time when I was here with my mom, dad and younger brother!!!! Jordan our tour guide was awesome!!!! He decided to start singing Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. I decided to join in the fun and right after we sang that song everyone in the room was clapping and cheering because they got a hoot out of it!!! A lady standing next to me told me I had a beautiful singing voice. I’m a huge Motown geek. I have some Motown music on my phone that I love listening to. This is a museum that should definitely be visited. Very hands on and informative!!!!!

  • Excellent way to spend a couple hours. There is street parking all around. The tour was very good and kept moving. Its only $15 unless your a senior when its $10. Students and military get a discount too. Buy your tickets ahead of time. Don't be disappointed! Its very easy and you DO NOT have to print them like it says on the website. The front desk person said she can find them even when its crazy busy. Don't let that deter you. This should be on everyone's bucket list.

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