Motown Historical Museum / Hitsville U.S.A.

Motown Historical Museum / Hitsville U.S.A.

2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    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.

    HISTORY · April 22, 2010
  • Brisk

    "The rims still moving so I'm bumping a little Spinners" - Twista "Slow Jamz" Sourced from

    Brisk · November 11, 2010
  • TheUrbanDaily

    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.

    TheUrbanDaily · May 23, 2011
  • James W.

    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.

    James Witman · February 3, 2012
  • VisitDetroit

    Home of Studio A where all of Motown's greats recorded.

    VisitDetroit · March 14, 2012
  • TheUrbanDaily

    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.

    TheUrbanDaily · May 23, 2011
  • Ramel W.

    Ask for Eric as your tour guide and thank me later..

    Ramel Werner · November 21, 2012
  • Jake S.

    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.

    Jake Smith · July 27, 2013
  • The GRAMMYs

    Motown's first headquarters, which was home to GRAMMY winners Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight & many more! Read more

    The GRAMMYs · October 12, 2011
  • KendraMarieW

    Eric was such an excellent tour guide!

    KendraMarieW · December 4, 2010
  • Clifford H.

    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!!

    Clifford Henson · July 7, 2010
  • BareBones Detroit

    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. Read more

    BareBones Detroit · June 9, 2010
  • Darian R.

    $10 for the tour. Worth it!

    Darian Rawson · June 12, 2012
  • Chris S.

    A perfect day to see a Detroit legend.

    Chris Stergalas · February 8, 2012
  • L. A. J.

    Make sure you take your tour with Eric. He was an excellent tour guide. But be advised, they don't let you take pictures inside the bldg. Read more

    L. A. Jones · April 30, 2010
  • Jon S.

    the tour is incredible. it runs every half hour, but make sure you get your ticket in advance as it sells out.

    Jon Steinback · November 16, 2013
  • Summer Breeze 💞

    If you are a Bank of America cardholder, you are able to tour the Museum for free! Nice!

    Summer Breeze 💞 · May 4, 2013
  • Annie L.

    Bobby is an awesome tour guide! Wonderful experience!

    Annie Loos · March 30, 2013
  • Harry G.

    LaDarron was the best!!! Young, knowledgable, and funny.

    Harry Gatewood · March 25, 2011
  • Nina C.

    Ask for tour guide Eric... He was excellent!

    Nina Creque · July 6, 2010
  • Russell G.

    Maaaaaan only come here when Eric is working. Best guide ever!

    Russell Guess · May 26, 2010
  • Some P.

    So cool!!!

    Some Person · February 17
  • Jeremiah C.

    So inspiring and full of good energy.

    Jeremiah Cosner · December 14, 2014
  • Mars

    We weren't supposed to park at the church next door but fuck them we did it anyways. Cool spot to visit. I am the David Ruffin of horrorcore. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Sock it to me.

    Mars · December 9, 2014
  • Slik S.

    If you love music history, a must see!

    Slik Six · December 1, 2014
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    GM Renaissance Center · June 16, 2014
  • Nicole D.

    Jordan was our tour guide & he was phenomenal!

    Nicole D · June 6, 2014
  • Ronnie T.

    A total MUST SEE if you're in the area and love MOTOWN music!

    Ronnie T · March 8, 2014
  • Christina C.

    Absolutely no photography allowed inside the museum. Please don't miss the gift shop!

    Christina Collie · December 7, 2013
  • Maureen K.

    If you are traveling from out of state with a child with autism/mr, skip this place. $10 a head for a guided tour and you MUST walk through with a tour guide.

    Maureen Kavanaugh · October 15, 2013
  • Nick F.

    Excellent tours! One of the best tourist experiences I've ever had. Antonio was an amazing guide.

    Nick Florek · August 30, 2013
  • Ming K.

    It's the best $10 we ever spent! Our tour guide, Peggy, was the best. Being (and singing "My Girl") in Studio A, where all early Motown artists recorded their music, was an awesome experience.

    Ming Koslowsky · August 19, 2013
  • Ronald Clayton S.

    Nice piece of history. However, should you want a tour, show up very early or you may not get in. A small venue and limited staff. You can't make reservations or get tickets on-line.

    Ronald Clayton Small · August 4, 2013
  • DjDetroit D.

    Call ahead of time they're not smart enough to staff enough people for enough tours so even though the hours are posted there already sold out on their yours @4pm they close @ 6pm 😡

    DjDetroit Diezel · August 1, 2013
  • Courtney C.

    Glen is THE BEST tour guide! He's a young man who knows Motown like the back of his hand! He is also related to Stevie Wonder! Very great and fun museum to visit!! I loved it!

    Courtney Cox · June 18, 2013
  • Andy L.

    Glen was a fantastic guide.

    Andy Leigh · June 15, 2013
  • Djuana S.

    Fantastic tour!

    Djuana Stoakley · April 7, 2013
  • Shaun 'Pink' P.

    My uncle, Bobby Rogers, who recently passed, was part of the pioneering group The Miracles, as the 1st to be signed to Motown. RIP Uncle Bobby!

    Shaun 'Pink' Pinkston · March 27, 2013
  • Jessica S.

    Ask for Eric! The passion this man has for his job is mind blowing! He makes it a point to get to know his groups and ensures you get the most from your visit. He is what 212* service is all about!

    Jessica S · March 6, 2013
  • Gregory G.

    Were it started

    Gregory Grier · February 22, 2013
  • N P.

    Try to get a tour with Glenn, he's Stevie Wonders godson and he does a great job!!

    N P · October 27, 2012
  • Culture C.

    A cool stop ESP for music lovers. Tour is short n sweet and very informative!

    Culture Climax · September 22, 2012
  • Shannon

    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.

    Shannon · August 18, 2012
  • MzChristyle I.

    This is really a wonderful should experience it & It would be gd for a family outing

    MzChristyle Itsonlyone · July 25, 2012
  • Brandon H.

    Ask for Bobby as your guide. She was awesome, she did a great job of bringing the Motown sound to life.

    Brandon Higdon · July 9, 2012
  • Sandra S.

    awesome place.....just no parking

    Sandra Smith · March 9, 2012
  • Robert F.

    This is just a magical place, with the guides doing an amazing job of bringing the Motown musical legacy to life.

    Robert Ford · September 30, 2011
  • Bill D.

    If you've ever liked Motown, this place is a shrine. The music will mean so much more to you after the tour... Needless to say, history has never been this fun!

    Bill Durdach · September 19, 2011
  • Barb D.

    Come here and "perform" in legendary Studio A in the same spot where The Supremes, Temptations et al made all those hits

    Barb Dybwad · August 27, 2011