OHC participants walking through the ornate lobby of the Monroe Building. Book a hotel

Have you ever walked by a building and thought,
I wish I could see what's inside?

Now you can.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is proud to present Open House Chicago, a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great places and spaces.

150 buildings will be open on October 18-19, 2014 (typically from 9am-5pm, times for individual sites may vary). Explore repurposed mansions, hidden rooms, sacred spaces, private clubs, iconic theatres, offices, hotels and more—all for free.

CAF inspires people to discover why design matters. Open House Chicago (OHC) gives you access to buildings that tell the stories of Chicago communities and cultures. By venturing into diverse neighborhoods for self-guided exploration, OHC participants come together to discover community and place.

OHC is completely free-of-charge—no registration or tickets are needed. So gather your friends, plan your itinerary and mark your calendar for October 18-19, 2014!

Plan your Open House Chicago experience

CAF members also receive priority access to OHC sites, so join today for an enhanced OHC experience and great year-round benefits.

Are you curious?

Open House Chicago: 150 cool places. 48 hours. Go.

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The Chicago Architecture Foundation would like to thank our sponsors and our community partners: