MotorCities National Heritage Area
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Welcome to MotorCities National Heritage Area (MotorCities), where you can Experience Everything Automotive! We invite you to join us as we take a drive down memory lane, gaze into the future and share with you an amazing automotive journey.

Pull out a calendar, road map and pen, and let the fun begin! We invite you to browse the many wonderful automotive museums, homes and gardens, tours and sporting events located in MotorCities and plot your path through the heart of the American automotive industry. If you need help, we're ready to jump in! Whether your visit lasts a few hours or a few days, you are guaranteed an exciting variety of places to see and things to do.

With over 100 sites and experiences waiting to be explored, go ahead and choose your category of interest - and get ready to Experience Everything Automotive!

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Wayside Exhibit Program – Clark Catalog (NE corner Grand and Washtenaw)Began before Bement was A. Clark & Co (in 1865), and though not as enormously…
As the economic and social center for the area, local families came to Cherry Hill Village to trade goods, pick up mail, purchased clothing, attend…
On Detroit’s eastside, Conner Creek once flowed from what is now the City of Warren to the Detroit River. It was a significant natural feature…
With the city's close relationship with General Motors, Flint was one of the most thriving cities in the United States. The community took a hit…
Step back into a time when life moved at a much slower pace. Stroll into town where more than 30 historic buildings and numerous costumed…
Dearborn was an outpost on the western frontier. Because of expansion from Detroit and Indian disturbances to the west, in 1833 the federal government began…
East Downtown Dearborn is "the neighborhood the Rouge Plant built," and its fortunes have been tied to Ford Motor Company. Ford taxes generated much of…
It was a gift for his hometown. Henry Ford developed an 18-hole golf course at Outer Drive and Military Street that opened in 1925. With…
Dearborn's South End has known many cultures across centuries, including Native American, French fur traders and British settlers in the 18th century, and later residents…
Celebrate 300 years of history! Trace how Detroit workers moved from "Frontiers to Factories." Stroll through the "Streets of Old Detroit." Take an up close…
Did you know Edsel Ford personally paid the salaries of this museum's workers to keep its doors open during the Great Depression He also commissioned…
The Detroit Public Library is home to the National Automotive History Collection: The world's largest automotive archive in the heart of the Motor City. Invaluable collections…
The Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts is a powerful interpretation of the area's auto and labor history completed using 27 fresco…
William (Billy) Durant and Josiah Dort were a remarkable partnership that transformered the small Flint Road Cart Company into the giant Durant-Dort Carriage Company. Their…
Automobile and truck manufacturing in Lansing did not stop with the early small companies and the giants of Oldsmobile and REO. In addition to all…
William C. Durant was one of Michigan's most important industrialists and the founder of the General Motors Corporation. In 1919 Durant purchased this three-acre city…
The Durant-Dort Carriage Company building along with the Durant-Dort Office Building, right across the street, serves as the historical epicenter of the General Motors empire.…
The Durant-Dort Office Building on Water Street in Flint, MI, is the birthplace of General Motors and iconic automotive brands such as Buick and Chevrolet.…
Visit the graves of many important figures from Detroit's automotive past and more in one of the city's oldest cemeteries. Grave sites include automotive pioneers,…
Discover the inspiration of Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, where picturesque architecture surrounded by beautiful landscapes takes you inside the story one of America’s most…