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Address: 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208-1237
Phone Number: 13138752264
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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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Even if you're not a music person or not a fan of rock'in roll, this museum is an absolute must. I have visited the museum twice and will again. $15 adults $10 for youth and... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even if you're not a music person or not a fan of rock'in roll, this museum is an absolute must. I have visited the museum twice and will again. $15 adults $10 for youth and seniors, worth every penny. As soon as you walk in you know you're in a very special place. You see a 20 or so minute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a shame that we could only visit the outside of the museum. I had read great reviews and so was miffed that it was closed. Easy parking next to the museum and easy to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As avid motown music fans, visiting the museum was a real highlight for us. We were on an 8 week road trip around the USA, and came to Detroit especially to visit and it was absolutely worth it. We have watched many documentaries about the place and it was fantastic to actually get to be there and stand in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A truely humbling experience to see the studio where all the great artists have recorded and a great way to find out about the history of the music in Detroit and the Motown label. If you get the chance and you are a music lover: go see this!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I encourage everyone who visits to visit this place. So much to learn and so much history. My family loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff here were fun and friendly. The museum was excellent, it is a shame that it operates on a tour-only basis as I would like to have spent more time looking at their collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second visit and first review of the legendary House that Berry Gordy built. Let me say i would gladly go again whenever I was in the Motor City. Believe me there is not enough characters in this post to do justice to the historic landmark i had the privilege to show friends and family. A must visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well, where do I start? My husband is the most knowledgeable of the two of us, so I probably learned a lot more than he did, but the tour was excellent. The lady who took us on the tour was fantastic, she brought the whole tour to life, singing a little bit & even getting us to sing & dance... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Anyone who loves the Motown artists will love to visit. The tours are guided, which is great because you get much more out of your visit. I learned much more than I expected. Great spot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were so lucky to be able to walk up to the ticket window, buy our ticket and join a group who had just begun the guided tour. The person who guided us was funny, smart, insightful, and knew the history of the house and Berry Gordy. We laughed, we sang, we even did a little shuffle. They have an... More 

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