Get a taste of Chicago and New York City from locations not normally open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18.
Get a glimpse of NYC’s rarely seen spaces—from boardrooms to bedrooms, crypts to clubs, factories to firehouses, lighthouses to lookouts, monuments to mansions, skyscrapers to substations—with Open House New York, an event that will satisfy anyone’s inner snoop. Past tour spots have included the Four Seasons (the Phillip Johnson–designed restaurant, not the hotel), the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, the New York Academy of Medicine and even the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Plus, check out the talks, workshops and OHNY Kids tours.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to 200 buildings across Chicago! Explore the hidden gems of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Tour soaring skyscrapers, repurposed mansions, Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, industrial districts, private offices and breathtaking sacred spaces. All for free.