Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing, Baby
Visit Hitsville USA – the birthplace of Motown Records
From the second you walk through the door, you’ll be greeted with the voices of Motown and a profound sense of history and significance. On your interactive VIP tour, one of our personable guides will share interesting history, fascinating anecdotes and captivating stories that all took place within the space you stand. History was truly made within these walls.
Programs and Events that cultivate the NEXT generation of talent
Motown Museum’s uniquely curated community programs emphasize education, entrepreneurship and equity — with experiences, mentoring and exposure that nurtures and elevates tomorrow’s history makers. Museum programs cultivate creativity and entrepreneurship in budding talent, allowing great art, big ideas and innovation to flourish.
It Takes Two
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural institution, Motown Museum would not exist without the support of our generous patrons like you. Whether you’re down the street or across the globe, you can make an impact on the important work we do here in Detroit. Make a donation today and help us preserve the Motown legacy for decades to come—even the smallest amount can make a big difference.Support The Museum
2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
Motown Museum is located on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit—east of Rosa Parks Boulevard and west of Woodward Ave. and the John C. Lodge Expressway (M-10).
About Motown Museum
“When I visited Motown Museum, I remembered listening to records as a kid in Liverpool, learning the songs ‘You Really Got a Hold on Me’ (by the Miracles) and ‘Money’ (by Barrett Strong).”
Sir. Paul McCartney, The Beatles
Founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards—former Motown Records executive and sister to Motown founder, Berry Gordy—Motown Museum is home to iconic Hitsville U.S.A., Studio A, and an extensive array of Motown artifacts, photographs, apparel and memorabilia.
As one of Michigan’s top international tourist destinations, visitors come from every corner of the globe to explore the latest exhibits, hear interesting stories from knowledgeable tour guides and stand inside the historic spaces where some of the greatest music of all time was recorded.
To preserve, promote and celebrate the authentic Motown Story as a platform for others to flourish as thinkers, creators, neighbors and entrepreneurs.
That all generations will come to know, be inspired and transformed by the Legacy, Sound and the unparalleled cultural and social impact of Motown.
About Hitsville NEXT
“Not only will the expanded museum entertain and tell the stories of talented and creative people who succeeded against all odds, but it will also inspire and create opportunities for people to explore their dreams the way I did mine. I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of that.”
Berry Gordy, Founder, Motown Records
Hitsville NEXT is the educational center of Motown Museum’s newly expanded campus. As the hub of our programming efforts, it is the place in Detroit for talent cultivation, entrepreneurial training and empowerment, music making and professional development for those aspiring to be in the music industry.