Motown Historical Museum / Hitsville U.S.A.

History Museum
2648 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 875-2264
Tuesday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 6:00pm

Tips

  • Founded in 1985, the museum preserves the legacy of the Motown Record Corp. The exhibits include collections of historical photographs, artwork, music, costumes & other memorabilia from the era.
  • Originally founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., "Hitsville" became one of the first black-owned record labels. Its pop/R&B "Motown Sound" helped to integrate the American music scene.
  • Home of Studio A where all of Motown's greats recorded.
  • This museum displays a fantastic collection of artifacts from Motown musicians. A guide will lead you through the museum, with the tour ending in Studio A where the early Motown hits were recorded.
  • Ask for Eric as your tour guide and thank me later..
  • the tour is incredible. it runs every half hour, but make sure you get your ticket in advance as it sells out.
  • After checking out the museum, hit up the gift shop and check out the multiple Motown compilation albums they are selling. Get a few for the drive to your next destination.
  • Ask for tour guide Eric... He was excellent!
  • $10 for the tour. Worth it!
  • Originally founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., "Hitsville" became one of the first black-owned record labels. Its pop/R&B "Motown Sound" helped to integrate the American music scene.
  • Eric was such an excellent tour guide!
  • Museum parking is only on the street. No cameras, cell phones or recording devices allowed in the museum.
  • Excellent tours! One of the best tourist experiences I've ever had. Antonio was an amazing guide.
  • If you are a Bank of America cardholder, you are able to tour the Museum for free! Nice!
  • Bobby is an awesome tour guide! Wonderful experience!
  • can't just walk through yourself, have to wait for tours which start whenever they feel like starting them. You wait in cramped hallway w/ no air w/ a billion other people. BUT absolutely worth it.
  • LaDarron was the best!!! Young, knowledgable, and funny.
  • Request Eric as your tour guide. He has extensive knowledge of the golden Motown Era and the company. He's well spoken and he's full of humor. Best tour guide in the house!!
  • Go here at least once. Especially if you call yourself a Detroit native. Even if you don't pay the tour admission, it's worth seeing and at least posing for a picture out front. Trust us.
  • You cannot take pictures here

Nearby places

2138 Michigan Ave (at 14th St)
5200 Woodward Ave (btwn E Kirby & Farnsworth)
20900 Oakwood Blvd (at Village Rd)