Beginning June 2nd, our physical store will be open to the public from 11 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Curbside Pick-up is available by appointment. You can always shop online or contact us with questions.

Virtual Doors Open 2020, September 26 - October 11

Doors Open Tours

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. Historic Milwaukee is dedicated to educating the public about Milwaukee’s history and architecture year round.

Ticket Sale Information

Historic Milwaukee members receive early access to Doors Open tour tickets. Tickets went on sale on Sept. 3.

Tickets will be available to the general public for purchase on Sept 17 at 9 am. Click on an individual tour to buy tickets.

Limited Ticket Per Purchase: Tickets are limited to 2 or 4 tickets per purchase (depends on the tour). Limitations allow more people the opportunity to purchase tickets. You may purchase additional tickets if available. Tickets are not reserved until you complete check out.

Cancellation Policy: New this year, 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.

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

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 160+ 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.

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