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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John Dodge moved into this home at 75 Boston Boulevard in Detroit in 1907. At that time, he and his brother Horace had grown wealthy as…
To meet explosive demand for their metal manufacturing, in 1910 John and Horace Dodge opened the massive Dodge Main factory in Hamtramck. Initially making Ford…
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‚Äôs most…
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…
Fisher Body was a big presence in Milwaukee Junction, with its Plants #2, #7, #10, #12, #21, #23 and #37 being built in the neighborhood…
At 950 East Milwaukee is the former Fisher Body Plant #37. This plant was built in 1925 and it is tightly framed by the railroads…
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…