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Motown Museum, Detroit

Motown Museum - Detroit, Michigan
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Motown Museum
2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208Map
+1 313 875 2264
Neighborhood: New Center
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

This modest home on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit’s New Center was the heart and soul of the Motown Era. Purchased by Berry Gordy in 1959 as both a family residence and recording studio, everyone who was anybody in those years, from Gladys Knight to The Jackson 5, passed through the humble doors of “Hitsville, U.S.A.” You're granted access to the family apartment, the control room and Studio A, which was open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until 1972. Gordy eventually moved out of Hitsville and into one of the city’s most impressive mansions, complete with a pool house accessed via underground walkway. You can see it for yourself not far from the museum, at 918 W. Boston Blvd., in the impressive Boston-Edison Historic District.

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Motown Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Summer - Jul to Aug - Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Summer - Jul to Aug - Saturday from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM, Sep to Jun - Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Tours
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
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