Doors Open

Doors Open

Doors Open Milwaukee is a two-day public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history. Tour over 160 sites throughout Milwaukee including skyscrapers, art galleries, community gardens, theaters and more!

September 28 & 29, 2019

Information on sites and tours will be available on August 15, 2019.

Ticketed Tours Sale Dates

HMI Members - September 3, 2019 at 9 am
General Public - September 17, 2019 at 9 am

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



Special Programs


Ticketed Tours


Parking & Transportation


Doors Open Sponsorship

Partner with Historic Milwaukee, Inc. in an ambitious, highly visible event that will attract thousands of participants! Doors Open Milwaukee puts a bright spotlight on Milwaukee’s outstanding cultural and architectural assets, supporting our image as a world-class city with dynamic global economic significance.

Doors Open Milwaukee is a two-day public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture, and history organized by Historic Milwaukee, Inc. This event offers behind the scenes tours of more than 160 buildings throughout Milwaukee’s downtown and neighborhoods and in-depth tours led by community leaders. The eight-annual Doors Open Milwaukee held on September 22 and 23, 2018, attracted more than 31,779 attendees who made 143,007 site visits to unique places throughout Milwaukee.