Doors Open

Doors Open

September 28 & 29, 2019

Ticketed Tours Sale Dates

Tickets went on sale to HMI Members on September 3 - Members click here for tickets
General Public - September 17, 2019 at 9 am

Printed Event Guide 

The printed event guide will be available in the Journal Sentinel on Sunday, Sept 22 and locations throughout Milwaukee the week leading up to the event. Click here to view event guide locations. See below to plan your weekend using the new Doors Open website.

Featured photo of the Tripoli Shrine taken by Jon Mattrisch, JMKE Photography.


We are seeking volunteer greeters to welcome and count visitors at Doors Open sites during a 4 hour shift.

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • New Volunteers: Attend an orientation session to prepare you for your volunteer experience (see details below)
  • Work one or more 4-hour shifts at one of 160 buildings in the morning or afternoon

Doors Open Happy Hour at Blu - Sept. 24

Toast Doors Open at Blu on the 23rd floor of the Pfister Hotel. Take in great city views, pick up a printed event guide, grab a beverage, and support your favorite organization! 10% of bar sales and all tips will support Doors Open Milwaukee.

Help keep Doors Open Free

Our goal is to raise more than $10,000 in individual contributions for Doors Open this year. It costs more than $121,000 to stage Doors Open—this amount includes the printed guide, marketing, rent, utilities, insurance, software, and staff salaries.

Doors Open Milwaukee is a two-day public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history. Tour 170+ sites throughout Milwaukee including skyscrapers, art galleries, community gardens, theaters and more!



Special Programs


Ticketed Tours


Parking & Transportation