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: Museums, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums, Social, Arts

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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Motown Historical Museum

  • 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

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  • Bus No 16 stops at W Grand Blvd & Holden

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  • 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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  • 95% of people who visit Detroit include Motown Historical Museum in their plan

  • 32.71% of people start their Motown Historical Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Motown Historical Museum

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

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Motown Historical Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • The museum was excellent. I had a great time! The tour guide did a great job sharing history and little known facts about the company and its artists. I would suggest getting tickets online to avoid getting to the museum where tours may be sold out. That will save you a lot of time and will ensure that you get the tour you want. Enjoy the history and music!

  • I recently saw an excellent documentary on Showtime about Berry Gordy and, the birth of the juggernaut production company we know as Motown. It cost 15.00 which was more than reasonable for overall experience. The tour guide was personable and engaging for the hour long tour. It was very informative; I learned things not shown on the documentary. It was confirmed that Berry Gordy had a vision, an idea that grew and produced legendary artists like we'll never see again. Make the journey to learn about music history.

  • I’ve been wanting to come here all my life and after finally making it out here, it did not disappoint! The staff was very friendly with an incredible energy and enthusiasm for the significance of what happened here. Thank you to the staff for helping to make this such a great experience 😎

  • It's only possible that on a guided tour, which lasts about an hour. It's not possible to go in and wander around yourself. That's because it's actually in what was once upon a time house. I loved the tour, and our tour guide was lots of fun. You will learn a lot about Motown, and even if you already know quite a bit, it id still worthwhile to be in this music factory which for so many years produced dozens of hits.

  • What a fantastic museum! Although definitely understated from the outside, it opens up the moment that you step through the door! Chock-full of priceless pictures and artifacts, it is a true honor to get to be so near! Our tour guide was wonderfully knowledgeable, what a lovely site.

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    • You can purchase tickets to the Motown Historical Museum on its official website. 

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