Motown Historical Museum Tours

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Phone: +1-3138752264
Ticket Price: 15 USD
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timing: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
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September
Open

Saturday

10:00 am - 08:00 pm

Sunday

12:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Closed

Days: Monday, Sunday

Preferred

Monday to Saturday

10:00 am - 05:00 pm

Sunday

12:00 pm - 05:00 pm

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Address: 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208, United States
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About Motown Historical Museum, Detroit

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.

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Motown Historical Museum Tickets 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 Get To 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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  • 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 was great. It provided a look back at the history of Berry's Gordy's family, Motown, and of the Motown artists that we know and love. Our guide, Jordan was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would recommend purchasing tickets online prior to showing up at the museum as tours are provided on a first come first served basis for a limited number of people. Please note that photos inside the museum are also not allowed.

  • Nice one hour guided tour. A great look back at how and where Motown was started and the individuals involved. Love the history of the Gordy family. Enjoyed the tour of the living quarters and Studio A. Tour Guide Jordan kept us entertained and made it interactive.

  • Need better business decisions. They turn drives of people away saying they sold out of tickets. It would be smarter to charge people at the door and let them tour the place themselves or hire 2 more staff and charge people an additional $5 per ticket. Businesses in Detroit can't afford to turn people away, I saw at least 20 people get turned away in the hour I was there. They lost $300 in an hour because of bad business practices, I'm a business owner so it drives me nuts. Not to mention I was there for a conference, conference had over 2500 people and they didn't invite the people from the conference. I would ask the conference center to make the tour a part of their package. At least 100 people from the conference told me they were also turned away. Sad! People just take pics outside then leave.

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  • Great place very positive energy. Cashier in the gift shop was great very helpful and she kept a smile on her face. Staff was Friendly and helpful😉

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