Doors Open Milwaukee is a two-day public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history. This event offers behind the scenes tours of more than 150 buildings throughout Milwaukee’s downtown and neighborhoods and 40+ ticketed tours led by community leaders.

This site will be updated leading up to the event with participating building details.

How it works

  • Use the filter below to build your own itinerary.
  • No tickets necessary.
  • Start when and where you like.
  • Visits to any of the buildings and sites below are free of charge.
  • Free guided tours are often available.
  • Please click on the sites below to view extended details.
  • Note: Like all sites, museums are free, unless otherwise described.


Please note that not all buildings are open for the entire Doors Open event (Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, 10 am to 5 pm). Please confirm the hours in the building listing before you visit.


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  • 4 Seasons Skate Park

    Established in 1999, 4 Seasons Skate Park is Wisconsin’s largest indoor skateboard facility offering skateboarding, BMX biking, in-line skating, and scootering. Visitors will have full access to the indoor skate park, where they can explore the facility on self-guided tours.

    200 N. 25th St.
  • 5 Points Artist Gallery and Studios

    5 Points Artist Gallery and Studios is a former area funeral home (Johnson-Goolsby Funeral Services, est. 1980) converted into a mixed-use shared artist space in the Williamsburg Heights/Harambee neighborhoods.

    3514 N. Port Washington Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53212
  • 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

    Originally built in 1952 as a manufacturing building for J.C. Busch Co., 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (88.9fm) made the building their new home in 2013. Visitors will be treated to a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the building’s 2,500 square foot green roof, an array of recording studios, a 100-seat performance space where national and Milwaukee bands regularly perform, and much more!

    220 E. Pittsburgh Avenue
  • Adventure Rock MKE

    Get a glimpse into the world of rock climbing at Milwaukee’s premier rock climbing facility, Adventure Rock MKE. Tour guides will be well versed in answering questions about the building and the sport of rock climbing. Self-guided tours are also available with staff standing by to answer any questions. Don’t worry; they won’t make you climb on the tour… but you’ll be itching to after!

    2220 N. Commerce
  • Alice’s Garden Urban Farm

    This “green” environmental community center was once a vacant tavern at 37th and Pierce. Designed by Uihlein Wilson Architects, the branch serves 22 south side schools who are clamoring for our Neighborhood Environmental Education Project. Explore the beautiful herbal labyrinth, enjoy walks along the mulched paths, as all of your senses take in the beauty of the garden, sit in the grassy area for a some moments of relaxation! Children are also invited to have some fun with a garden scavenger hunt!

    2136 N. 21st St.
  • All Peoples Gathering Lutheran Church

    Epiphany Lutheran Church, which has been known as All Peoples Gathering Lutheran Church since 1991, however, it was originally built in 1906. All Peoples serves an ethnically and socially diverse population, reflecting a commitment to inclusiveness and social justice. Visitors will experience evidence of a vibrant spiritual community with diverse educational, ecological and social justice outreaches.

    2600 N. 2nd Street
  • All Saints’ Cathedral

    This Gothic Revival church building was designed by Edward Townsend Mix, a noted Milwaukee architect, and was constructed in 1868 by Olivet Congregation Church. That congregation disbanded before taking occupancy and the church was eventually purchased and consecrated by the Episcopal Diocese of Wisconsin in 1871. All Saints’ is the first cathedral in the Episcopal Church USA. Take time at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel or the Lady Chapel to seek a few minutes of spiritual sanctuary in the church. Explore the church with a self-guided walking tour where docents will be present and available to answer any questions.

    818 E. Juneau Avenue
  • Ambassador Hotel

    Although its doors first opened in 1928, the Ambassador Hotel’s ambitious $14 million restoration in the late 1990’s has served as a cornerstone in the rebirth of the surrounding neighborhood. Visitors will enjoy the option to complete a guided, or self-guided, tour of the property, and see why the Ambassador is once again one of Milwaukee’s premier hotels.

    2308 W. Wisconsin Avenue
  • Anderson Municipal Building / Lake Tower

    The Anderson Municipal Building/Lake Tower is a classic example of Art Deco design. Constructed in 1940, it housed the Town of Lake municipal office and water tower. It now serves as an office for the Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services. Visitors can participate in a self-guided tour from the lobby through the third floor where they will have a beautiful view of the southern part of Milwaukee County and the downtown skyline.

    4001 S. 6th St.
  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

    The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, which was opened in July of 1961, is the last major building designed by esteemed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Visitors will be awed and inspired by its beauty. The Annunciation doors will be open continually for self-guided tours. Wall-mounted signage will guide individuals in understanding Greek culture, Orthodoxy and Frank Lloyd Wright’s creative interpretation. Docents will be positioned throughout the church to offer comments and answer questions.

    9400 W. Congress St.