Welcome to MotorCities National Heritage Area!


Established in 1998, we are a nonprofit corporation affiliated with the National Park Service.

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MotorCities Celebrates 20 Years!

On November 6, 1998, President Clinton signed the Automobile National Heritage Area Act into law, creating the nonprofit organization known today as MotorCities! Enjoy a slice of our history, share it w/your friends & stay tuned for details on our 20th Anniversary celebration!

Honoring the labor story in 2017

Throughout 2017, MotorCities in conjunction with the Michigan Labor History Society commemorated a series of milestones in the evolution of organized labor called, "Building the Engine: Auto and Labor, 1932-1937." Click below for more:

MotorCities Challenge Grants

MotorCities National Heritage Area's 2018 Challenge Grant Cycle has closed. Stay tuned for an announcement of the projects preserving and/or interpreting southeast Michigan's rich automotive heritage that we are funding this year.

Trailblazer Betty Skelton

Betty Skelton was a remarkable and talented trailblazer, accomplishing so many firsts for women in the aviation and automotive worlds.

Classic Car Raffle!

Win a red 1968 Ford Galaxie Convertible in our Classic Car Raffle! Tickets are available now!



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