The best of Open House New York 2018

During the annual Open House New York festival, check out more than 250 normally off-limits NYC sites

Photograph: Courtesy the Howard Hughes Corporation

Open House New York 2018 is an annual weekend-long event during which historic buildings, architectural masterpieces, sundry landmarks and the best New York attractions welcome the public for great walking tours and, you know, nosing around. As one of the best NYC events in October, it's the perfect opportunity to explore normally off-limits places in New York.

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What is Open House New York 2018?

Curious New Yorkers and those who want to connect to the city on a whole new level will love Open House New York. This is an annual event, where hundreds of normally off-limits sites and attractions in Gotham open their doors to the public for one weekend only. Warning: Some tours require reservations, which are available on the Open House New York website.

When is Open House New York 2018?

This year, Open House New York will take place on October 12-14, 2018.

Where can I visit during Open House New York 2018?

Folks can visit more than 200 locations during Open House New York. Returning favorites include Brooklyn Army Terminal, the Little Red Lighthouse in Washington Heights and Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. 

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Open House New York returns for its 15th year the weekend of October 14–15, giving New Yorkers access to more than 200 spaces across the city that are normally off-limits to the public. The festival celebrates the city's amazing architecture and allows attendees to interact with some of the most storied places across town.

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