MotorCities National Heritage Area

The MotorCities National Heritage Area is a 501c3 non-profit that preserves, promotes and interprets the history of the automotive industry and labor movement in southeast Michigan. Through a variety of educational, community outreach and tourism programs, the MotorCities celebrates the automotive culture by treasuring the past to inspire the future! Click below for historic auto sites in the region:

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Preserving the auto and labor story in Southeast Michigan
Read more about the MotorCities National Heritage Area and its mission to preserve, promote and interpret auto and labor heritage in the region:

Discover Automotive Heritage in downtown Detroit

Take our self-guided tour around historic automotive sites in Detroit. Walk the same hallowed grounds as Ford, Fisher, Briggs and others at these iconic sites that tell the story of the automobile and the city.

Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau sponsors film premiere

The MotorCities NHA would like to recognize the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau for being our lead sponsor for an upcoming showing of the 'National Parks Adventure' IMAX Film. For more on the DMCVB, click below:

Cycling and the early days before automobiles

The bicycle and later motorcycle helped to revolutionize personal mobility before the automobile became an everyday part of American life.

2015 Michigan Auto Heritage Day

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the MotorCities celebrated our rich auto and labor story in Michigan with state lawmakers and supporters during a special ceremony at the State Capitol Building in Lansing. Thanks to all who participated!

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