Open House Chicago 2017

Take behind-the-scenes tours of Chicago's most stunning architecture (for free!) during Chicago Open House

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Photograph: Eric Allix Rogers

Architecture tours aren't just for tourists—Open House Chicago lets anyone with a bit of curiosity go inside some of the city's most stunning buildings. The Chicago Architecture Foundation organizes the annual weekend event, inviting locals and visitors to explore more than 200 gorgeous structures across the city, from towering skyscrapers to homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Best of all, it's all entirely free. Begin charting out your weekend with our guide to the can't-miss sites and sights.

When is Open House Chicago 2017?

This year's Open House Chicago takes place on October 14 and 15. Hours vary by location.

Where is Open House Chicago 2017?

All over the city! Check out the complete list of this year's sites.

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22 buildings to see during Open House Chicago
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22 buildings to see during Open House Chicago

We picked one building worth visiting in every neighborhood

The complete Open House Chicago lineup
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The complete Open House Chicago lineup

Check out all the places you can step inside of

One of Chicago’s newest skyscrapers joins Open House
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One of Chicago’s newest skyscrapers joins Open House

Show up for some stunning views of the Chicago River

Archive Open House Chicago stories

15 must-see spots during Open House Chicago
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15 must-see spots during Open House Chicago

Explore new neighborhoods and sites as part of Open House Chicago in October
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Explore new neighborhoods and sites as part of Open House Chicago in October

Photos from Open House Chicago 2015
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Photos from Open House Chicago 2015

Top 10 venues to visit during Open House 2015
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Top 10 venues to visit during Open House 2015

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