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Motown Historical Museum

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Address: 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
Phone Number: 313-875-2264
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Description: This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown...
This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown Sound. But one step inside Hitsville, USA, the original house where Berry Gordy lived and recorded the Motown hits, and you'll catch the beat and spirit of this booming music era. Photos, costumes, artwork, music and other memorabilia take you back to simpler times.
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An authentic piece of music history

It is small and quaint but it is original and authentic, it is like stepping into a time capsule and the tour guides are very informative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It is small and quaint but it is original and authentic, it is like stepping into a time capsule and the tour guides are very informative.

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Bodiam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

As a life long Tamla Motown fan I made the pilgrimage to Detroit & Hitsville whilst visiting my wifes' relations in Toronto. Her Aunt and Uncle drove us down and joined us in the tour. Whist not as avid Motown fans as myself, they all enjoyed the visit and agreed that you could actually feel an 'aura' in the building... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have wanted to visit Hitsville for a long time. If you love Motiwn, it's definitely worth the trip. The guide we had was great, a college student. The tours are packed but definitely worth it. We were able to time the visit on a Tuesday so we only had a five minute wait.

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North Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a small house museum that is maintained the way it was when it was Berry Gordy's home and recordings by all the Motown artists were done in the basement. If you like Motown, if you like music, you will love this museum. Nice neighborhood and easy parking too. Because, Detroit. The thrill is not gone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, as others have said, it's a goosebumps moment to stand the studio where all of those fantastic records were made.. It's preserved very well, the tour guide is fun and you learn so much. Go..

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Arrived early on a Thursday morning before the lines/crowds. As a vinyl "hobbyist" and Motown affection ado the museum exceeded my expectations. You are lead through the museum by a docent who guides you through Motown's birth and how it grew into a multi million dollar music powerhouse. Along the way learn about the Gordy family, the development of the... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Didn't have to wait to join a tour. You can really feel the history. Staff extremely friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was an amazing tour. It was so much fun to take my group around this historic house/music center that housed so many greats that came out of Detroit. The only small thing was the staff in front were a little brash when asking our group to quiet down and had a hard time giving directions to multiple groups, but... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Didn't actually get inside - they were sold out for the 3 hours following our visit. But you can't make reservations in advance or purchase without going to the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It was a small house in the middle of a neighborhood. The cost was $15 for a one hour guided tour. We had a 45 minute wait, but our group assembled and the tour started on time. Very informative history of Motown Music using a combination of hands on and electronic displays. A good value.

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Additional Information about Motown Historical Museum

Address: 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
Phone Number: 313-875-2264
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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