Doors Open

Virtual Doors Open 2020, September 26 - October 11

Online Building Tours: 60+ Milwaukee buildings that typically open for in-person tours during this event will showcase their sites through virtual content ranging from photos to videos to 360 degree-virtual reality tours. Visitors will also be invited on virtual tours of Fund for Lake Michigan Water Passport sites and explore the relationship between Milwaukee’s water and the city’s industrial, commercial, civic, and residential development. Click here to view a list of participating sites.

Neighborhood Highlights: Doors Open will feature a downloadable neighborhood activity booklet designed by artist Erick “CK” Ledesma. The booklet will feature activities pages for the whole family. To complement the booklet, Doors Open will highlight 16 Milwaukee neighborhoods with recommendations of places to visit there. We hope visitors will take the opportunity to explore Milwaukee safely!

Virtual Tour and Live Q&A with John McGivern
Wednesday, September 30 at 6 pm
This year, Doors Open will feature a virtual tour and live Q&A with actor and storyteller John McGivern featuring the Yankee Hill neighborhood and Knickerbocker!

Doors Open is a public celebration of Milwaukee’s architecture and neighborhoods. We invite you to learn about our city from the comfort of your home and on self-guided visits to Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.