Motown Historical MuseumCurrently Closed
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.
- 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.
- Bus No 029 stops at Ferry Park & Avery
- Bus No 16 stops at W Grand Blvd & Holden
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95% of people who visit Detroit include Motown Historical Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Motown Historical Museum
Fantastic! I wish I had taken this tour long ago. Amazing history. Even though I grew up in the Detroit area oh, there is still so much more to learn about Motown. Not only is it informational but, extremely enjoyable. Tour guide was terrific but, he sang too much.
I am so glad we visited the museum. It was very nice and informative. The old furniture took me back to growing up in my grandmothers house. The candy machine was so nostalgic. Everyone who had part in making Motown, worked very hard. All the creative ideas were so inspiring. Just knowing we were standing in the small space where Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye played this beautiful piano was breath taking to me. I'm planning on bringing my daughter in the summer.
We had a marvelous experience at the museum. The visit was enhanced by our tour guide, Jordan. He was very informative, he engaged the group, and he had a talented singing voice. The overall history and other tidbits made it well worth our time. If you are in Detroit, set aside about an hour to do this museum
Just so much history and information packed all in one hour amazing! I finally got to see the place where it all started and legends were born. Also I would suggest buying tickets online because it is first come first serve and they tend to sell out fast especially if you visit on a weekend.
The place is awesome! The guided tour is five star! Very clean place. The tour guide and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. I was very pleasantly surprised by my visit.