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Address: 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208
Phone Number:
+1 313-875-2264
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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 awesomely fun dream come true!!

I was so excited to FINALLY make it to the Motown Museum, especially after listening to Motown artists my WHOLE life!! It was so much fun to read and hear the stories of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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NW Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was so excited to FINALLY make it to the Motown Museum, especially after listening to Motown artists my WHOLE life!! It was so much fun to read and hear the stories of the artists!! The place is small, but packed with so much history and brilliance from these artists that once all sang in Studio A. Be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went yesterday and had a really great time. Would highly recommend the tour to anybody. Our tour guide was lovely, bubbly and very knowledgable. She made the whole experience even more magical. Truly a great day ☺🎤🎧🎼🎹

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was truly a remarkable and delightful experience to go through the Motown review to see the different groups who came through Hitsville or Motown and the effect that they had on the early days of Motown. It was quite amazing to see that some of the biggest and most popular musical giants and stars in history came from that... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome tour on a part of history that started it all in the heart of Detroit. It was a great tour and our tour guide made it even better! She was super hype and kept us all on track. I highly recommend it.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having grown up in the 60s and 70s, this was a fun review of a cultural icon of my youth. We learned a lot about Berry Gordy and are even more impressed with his accomplishments after the tour. The tour guide clearly knew her stuff, and at the end even led us through a few Temptations notes and moves. The... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a place! Walking through this two story house, feeling the past come alive, walking in the footsteps of those greats, it was amazing. I love how this house is preserved the way it was left . . . docents are knowledgable and the tour full of information.

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Fridley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the coolest places I've ever visited. All the artists and musicians to step foot in the joint is unbelievable!! The amount of music to come out of this tiny studio is amazing!! You get the opportunity to see where they recorded and where Berry Gordy and family lived during and after the hits rolled out. Must see piece... More 

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Aspen Hill, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was so great to be at filled with stories and history beyond our memories. The best part was our guide Brittany and her enthusiasm which became contagious to our group of about 40 visitors. Street parking was available. We had arrived at 12 noon in time to get on a 1pm tour but had another appointment on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour is awesome. The "Tour Guide" is well informed and you'll leave there with knowledge never shared publicly. When you think you know it all. The souvenir shop is grand. Be ready to shop!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was very informative, fun and friendly. You get a lot of history and background info of all things Motown and Motown records. The tour even finished in one of the recording studios and singing was on the top of the order, so be prepared ;).

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