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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Visit Edsel & Eleanor Ford's family estate on Haven Hill, located within the Highland State Recreation area. Edsel Ford broke ground on the estate in…
During the end of 1899, the first electric streetcar was lining the streets of Romeo. Connected by long rods to overhead electrical lines, the electric…
The sweet scent of fresh wood shavings, clop-clopping of horse hooves, warm cornbread muffins melting in your mouth:  the Ella Sharp Museum will take you…
Ford was having trouble getting engine parts for the Model N automobiles from foundries in Detroit and in 1907, Lyman Holmes contacted Ford and offered…
This beautifully restored firehouse at the corner of Cross and Huron streets in Ypsilanti features a number of antique fire trucks and memorabilia. This unique…
From 1825 to the 1960s, farming was the main vocation in Canton. The soil was a natural draw to the region's settlers and by the…
The Flint Varnish Works, which opened in 1901, supplied the first finishes used at the Buick Motor Company located at the corner of Hamilton and…
Remodeled as a live theatre in 1961 under the management of the Nederlander Theatrical Corporation, the Fisher Theatre is adorned with marble, Indian rosewood and…
Lawrence Fisher, co-founder of Fisher Body and president of Cadillac Motors, completed this Hollywood-inspired Italian Renaissance Villa in 1927. The mansion is filled with ornate…
The Flat Rock Speedway stands as one of many pieces of motor sports heritage throughout southeast and central Michigan. The Speedway offers weekend racing on…
A.B.C. Hardy was a man determined to steer Flint's carriage makers to turn to automobile production after vacationing in Europe and noticing the advancment of…
Looking for a well-rounded cultural experience? Come discover the Flint Cultural Center where art, music, science and auto can all be found. Explore the Alfred…
The Flint College and Cultural Center was established in the 1950s and includes Mott Community College, University of Michigan - Flint, a planetarium, two museums,…
Delight in the movie experience of a by gone era or experience it for the first time. The original theatre was built in 1951. Today…
Henry ford bui It the City of Dearborn. His business interests drove the consolidation of the City of Fordson and the City of Dearborn in…
A series of automotive and industrial-themed murals stretched along Drouillard Road in Windsor, Canada, commemorates the automotive influence in the region once known as Ford…
The final resting place of Henry and Clara Ford. Here you can find the graves of many members of the Ford and Ruddimen families, including…
Henry Ford gave "The Flats" to Dearborn, the city that framed his life. He was home in 1863 in the Scotch Settlement area, near present-day…
Birthplace of the Model T, first building built and owned by Ford Motor Company, and the only early automobile factory in Detroit open to the…
One of Ford’s many village industries was built here thanks to the many rivers and dams built along them. This was a big one, with…