The Motown Historical Museum at 2648 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48208 was once the headquarters of Motown Records and Tamla Records during the heyday of the Motown Sound in the 1960s. Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and &  Miracles, and the Marvelettes recorded their hits here. The headquarters of Motown was nicknamed Hitsville USA because of the string of hits that Motown produced at its peak.

The museum, which is actually two houses conjoined, consists of an office, a residence, a recording studio, a switchboard and a daycare. The Motown Museum tells the story of the classic era of Motown Records and Tamla Records from 1959 to 1971, where Hitsville USA had an astounding 110 top 10 hits!  The museum houses Motown memorabilia such as album covers, gold records, costumes and photos related to the rich history of Motown and its founder, Berry Gordy.

The Motown Museum has recreated Hitsville USA to what it looked like when it was last used in 1971. Many of the original furnishings reside in the museum such as the recording equipment. There are even vending machines: a cigarette machine and a candy machine, with the original candies in the display.