The Motown Museum is located in a house full of musical history, in the past it was a place where music personalities such as Steve Wonder, Jackson Five with the iconic Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Temptations, the Supremes, and many artists who had worldwide fame frequented.
The beginnings of fame in this house date back to 1959, when it was acquired by Berry Gordy Jr., who named it Hitsville USA, with the illusion of achieving great successes with his record label Motown Record, which he would achieve over time, and so seven years later, the company already occupied eight houses around Hitsville USA.
Today it is converted into a museum, with galleries that keep all the history and the journey of the great artists who recorded the songs that led them to achieve fame, in a small studio that is still preserved, in the galleries you can admire the costumes worn by these legends of music, posters, collections of objects, and rare photographs.
You can delight in recreating images in your mind, when you see the instruments and all the equipment used by the Motown Record singers in their recordings, you can imagine an 11-year-old boy considered a prodigy of vocalization, he was none other than Steve Wonder who at that age was already recording for Mr. Gordy Jr.’s record company.
You may know something you don’t know about the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who along with Jackson Five recorded in these studios since 1969, you will have someone to help you, because there are guided tours included in the ticket prices, and if you dare, you can even perform in the live presentations that are made in the Museum.
Among other things you can do at Motown, you will learn stories that are told during the visits about the musical themes recorded there, about the artists and musicians who performed them, and the anecdotes that were presented during the recordings.
To visit the Motown Museum there are schedules that tend to have variations throughout the year, however the opening hours are regularly from Wednesday to Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm, closing on New Year’s Day, Easter Sundays, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Eve.
It is located about 7 miles from downtown Detroit at 2648 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI, and can be reached by phone at (313) 875-2264 or contact through the website http://www.motownmuseum.com.
In the vicinity of the Motown Museum you can find free parking, and if you do not have a vehicle you can arrive by DDOT buses, which have stops that drop you off in the vicinity of the museum.
There are also different lodging alternatives in the vicinity of the museum, and a variety of restaurants to make your visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible.