Off of West Grand Boulevard in Detroit stands a small house with the sign “Hitsville U.S.A.” If it wasn’t for this sign or the historical marker outside of it, one might think the house was just another one in the neighborhood. However, this house is no ordinary house. In this house Berry Gordy ran a recording studio in which some of the most ground breaking music was recorded, from the Jackson 5 to the Supremes to Stevie Wonder. It's now the famous Motown Museum.
In 1985 Esther Gordy Edwards turned the building into The Motown Museum to honour the rich history of the studio. Now the public can see the rich history of the this music magic. Step into the Control Room and Studio A to be where the artists actually recorded their music. You even could visit Berry Gordy’s flat to see how he lived with his family above the studio. This museum is a must for music lovers and Detroit Lovers alike.
The Motown Museum is opened year round (with the exception of some holidays) for groups and individuals. Their hours are 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM (last tour beginning at 5:00 PM)Tuesday-Saturday and are closed Sundays and Mondays. During July and August they have extended hours Monday-Friday 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM (last tour beginning at 5:00 PM) and Saturday 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM (last tour begins at 7:00 PM). General admission starts with Adults at $10, Seniors at $8, and Children at $8 as well. If you have a group of 20 or more, you can gain a discounted rate at $2 off each person in a group. It is recommended that you purchase tickets ahead of times either over the phone at 313.875.2264 or at the museum it’s self.