Doors Open 2019 is September 28 and 29. Tour tickets go on sale for members on September 3 at 9 am and for the general public on September 17 at 9 am. Join as a member today for early access.
Take a guided tour with Milwaukee experts, educators, entertainers and more! 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.
Historic Milwaukee members receive early access to Doors Open tickets. Consider joining now and for tickets in 2019.
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.