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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
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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Very good tour

I have been to Detroit many times especially as a kid and had never been here. This place was an amazing look back in time. Learned some things I never knew. I always say the... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I have been to Detroit many times especially as a kid and had never been here. This place was an amazing look back in time. Learned some things I never knew. I always say the tour guide makes the tour. Our guide was amazing and could sing, she was very knowledgeable about the history of Motown and it's founder. I... More 

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Wixom, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

60 minute tour ends with a short song and dance routine in famous Studio A (fun!) where every major Motown act recorded from 1959-1972. Lots of good memorabilia and photos, and Studio A is exactly as it was left in 1972. $15 adult admission seem a little pricey considering that the 60 minute guided tour really does not provide enough... More 

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Windsor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really good tour of the Motown music machine. Fascinating look at this successful black-owned company.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What's not to love about Motown? This fun packed but short 60 minute tour takes place at the small home where so much of the recordings happened. Legends from Diana Ross and the Supremes to Lil Stevie Wonder all started with Berry Gordy and Motown. Well worth a visit. Book online to secure your time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Much more than a museum. This is a step back in time to when Motown ruled the airwaves, at least in my neighborhood. What made it really come to life was our guide, Jordan, who was informative, friendly, funny and very talented. First he gave us an overview of just how popular the museum is with visitors from around the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Standing in front and taking pictures with visitors to my great city of Detroit makes me proud. Motown museum is directly across the street from my sorority house. GAMMA PHI DELTA. Our sorority house was at one time a part of motown as a recording studio.

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Thank Janice C
Detroit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow...people from around the world visit this museum-when you stop by you will step in the foot prints of young people who had a dream and followed it to achieve stardom. This place is so friendly . I enjoyed the staff and the excited visitors singing and dancing lip-singing to the Supremes and the Jackson 5. The area is safe... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to visit this famous place that had so much musical history. So many people were standing outside and no one was entering the museum for some reason. You are not allowed to take pictures on the inside and the entry fee was way to expensive..

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Thank EvangHouston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not just a museum but an experience. The Motown Museum AKA Hitsville, USA is a little museum but packs a big punch. A docent (our guy was Jordan who was funny, informative and genuinely loves what what he does) will walk you through the house where Berry Gordy helped make so many stars. It starts with a short informative 16... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Growing up in the Detroit area, I, like most of my friends, had never been to the Motown Museum. Before hitting Greektown and the Casinos, we finally made it and it was more than just worth it. Our tour guide (name escapes me) was extremely knowledgeable, engaging and had an awesome voice! We learned so much about Barry Gordy and... More 

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