Open House Chicago 2021 In-Person Site Visits – October 16 & 17, 2021 Self-Guided Tours – Entire Month of October 2021

“Every October, the Chicago Architecture Center is proud to host Open House Chicago—a free public festival that offers self-guided history and architecture trails throughout Chicago, talks and programming, and behind-the-scenes access to architecturally, historically and culturally significant sites across the city.

“Open House Chicago remains one of the largest events of its kind in the world. This year’s in-person site visits occur on October 16 and 17, with extended programming and city-wide trails available for the entire month of October.

“OHC 2021 includes more than 100 sites in 30+ neighborhoods across Chicago and nearby suburbs, many of which are not typically open to the public. Sites are open at the times listed throughout the weekend of October 16 and 17 and entry is free unless otherwise noted.”

“This year’s program highlights more than 30 Chicago neighborhoods, North Shore suburbs and Oak Park, with 30 trails for self-guided, outdoor exploration on themes including community engagement, green spaces, historic preservation, residential architecture and more. OHC 2021 also includes a broad array of talks and virtual programs, as well as tips and itineraries for exploring shopping, dining, and other attractions in each neighborhood.

“OHC 2021 features a return of the OHC App with extended content you can find nowhere else.” (

Visit the Open House Chicago website for more information

Open House Chicago Set To Make In-Person Comeback. Get a Sneak Peek at New Sites, Patty Wetli, WTTW Chicago, 9/20/21

Open House Chicago Is Back Starting Friday With New Sites, Self-Guided Tours And In-Person Events; The festival will launch its mobile app Friday, with a weekend of in-person events Oct. 16-17, Francesca Mathewes, Block Club Chicago, 9/27/21


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