The following tours range from free to $10/ticket. Ticket fees help offset the cost of ticketing software and support the organization that brings you Doors Open.

Ticket Sale Information
Tickets went on sale to Historic Milwaukee members on September 7, 2022.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on September 14, 2022 at 10 am.

To get early access to tickets, join as a Historic Milwaukee member!

Don't forget there are 100+ buildings to tour for free, no ticket required on 9/24 and 9/25.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations with a refund will only be available for 48 hours after purchase. If you are unable to attend after 48 hours, we appreciate the courtesy of a cancellation to make tickets available to another attendee.

COVID Protocol: See individual tours for specific details.

Questions? Please call our office at 414-277-7795.

Municipal Tours

These tickets are FREE but reservations are required. Tickets will be available starting on September 14, 2022 at 10 am.

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City Hall Bell Tower

Saturday, September 24
10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm
Sunday, September 25
10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
Not accessible

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Green Tech Station

Saturday, September 24
10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm
Not accessible

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Jones Island

Saturday, September 24
9-10:30 am, 10-11:30 am, 11 am-12:30 pm, 12-1:30 pm, 1-2:30 pm, 2-3:30 pm, 3-4:30 pm
Not accessible

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Milwaukee Public Library Central Library - Dome

Saturday, September 24
10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm
Not accessible

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Milwaukee Public Library Central Library - Tiers

Saturday, September 24
12:00 pm, 12:20 pm, 12:40 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:20 pm, 1:40 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:20 pm, 2:40 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:20 pm, 3:40 pm
Fully wheelchair accessible

Ticketed Tours

These tickets are $10 each or Free. Free tickets are noted. Tickets went on sale to Historic Milwaukee members on September 7, 2022 at 10 am. Some tours have sold out since that date. 

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Beyond Brady: Polish and Italian Immigrants in Milwaukee

Saturday, September 24
4 pm
Fully wheelchair accessible

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The Bindery: Traditional Book Arts in Milwaukee

Saturday, September 24
11am, 2pm
Fully wheelchair accessible

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Brewery District Photography Tour

Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25
10 am
Fully wheelchair accessible

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Explore the Milwaukee Urban Water Trail

Saturday, September 24
9 am
Not accessible

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From Drag Racing to Design District

Saturday, September 24
10:30 am
Fully wheelchair accessible

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Indigenous Milwaukee (free)

Saturday, September 24
10 am
Fully wheelchair accessible

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Johnson Controls

Saturday, September 24
10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm
Fully wheelchair accessible

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Lincoln Creek Bike & Hike

Saturday, September 24
10 am, 12 pm
Not accessible

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Lulu and Rocky Family Tour

Saturday, September 24
11 am
Fully wheelchair accessible

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Milwaukee Art Museum

Sunday, September 25
11 am
Fully wheelchair accessible

Ballroom 2

The Milwaukee Athletic Club

Sunday, September 25
1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
Fully wheelchair accessible

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The Milwaukee Club

Sunday, September 25
11 am
Fully wheelchair accessible

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Newberry Boulevard & the Origins of Parkways in Milwaukee

Sunday, September 25
3:30 pm
Fully wheelchair accessible

North Vill 2

Old North Milwaukee off the Beaten Tracks!

Sunday, September 25
1 pm
Not accessible

The Milwaukee River boarders this neighborhood along the east.

Our History Begins with the River, Riverwest

Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25
10 am
Not accessible

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Rocks of Architecture

Sunday, September 25
11 am
Fully wheelchair accessible

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Rockwell Clock Tower Tour

Saturday, September 24
9:45 am, 10:15 am, 10:45 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:15 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:15 pm & 2:45 pm
Fully wheelchair accessible

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Six Points

Sunday, September 25
1 pm
Fully wheelchair accessible

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Soldiers Home Walking Tour (free)

Sunday, September 25
10 am, 11:45 am
Fully wheelchair accessible

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Strange and Spooky Milwaukee

Saturday, September 24
10 am
Fully wheelchair accessible

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Terry McCormick Contemporary Fine and Folk Art Gallery

Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25
1 pm, 3 pm
Not accessible

What to Know about Booking Tickets 

There is no secret or trick to securing tickets, it is simply a matter of luck. If you are purchasing tickets for the first time or are trying to get on your most desired tour, here is the best advice we can offer:

First, take a look at the tours that are being offered. Prioritize the list and start with the tour you are most excited about.

Be sure you know the time and ticket total you need. Tours are listed in alphabetical order by day. Tour tickets are not reserved until payment is complete so be sure to have your payment information ready.

In reality, thousands of people are competing to fill a very limited number of tour slots, and this is why our staff works so hard to ensure the free buildings are varied from year to year. We want everyone to have a great experience whether they get tour tickets or not. We know the ticket buying process can be a bit tense, but we do our best to ensure the process is fair for all.