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Doors Open Milwaukee 2013

is Historic Milwaukee’s most ambitious project.
As a nonprofit organization, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. has been dedicated to increasing awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee’s history, architecture, and the preservation of our built environment through education and advocacy for thirty five years.

Milwaukee features world-class events and attractions, but no single event highlights the environment that these attractions occur in and around. On the weekend of September 21st and 22nd, Doors Open Milwaukee 3 will open the doors to over 100 wonderful buildings free-of-charge to the public –buildings that hold hidden treasures and special stories – from churches to office buildings, theaters to work sites, museums to hotels, clubs to universities; all sites of historic, architectural, cultural, or commercial interest. And remember — if it rains, most of our activities are indoors.

Marcus Center tours of Uihlein Hall and the Todd Wehr Theater, including backstage tours when possible. Public reception and meeting spaces will also be visited. Guests will be familiarized with the history of the Marcus Center and the it’s occupants. They will also gain insight into how the Center is able to provide a wide variety of entertainment and reception offerings in it’s multiple venues.


  • Marcus Center Tour Hours; Saturday, September 21st from 10am-5pm
  • Last admittance to building: 4:30pm
  • Sunday: NOT OPEN
  • Photography permitted: Yes
  • Filming permitted: Yes
  • Handicapped accessible: Yes Restrooms: Yes
  • This is a FREE Event

“With Doors Open, Milwaukee extends an invitation to visit, explore and enjoy our city’s built environment. Milwaukee is packed with great buildings that reveal aspects of our history, economy, and culture. Doors Open presents an opportunity to peek inside and satisfy your curiosity about notable locations. Join us to look at Milwaukee in an entirely new way.”
—Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee


“Milwaukeeans spend most of our lives in a built environment that has been evolving for 175 years, but we rarely see more than the facades. Once a year the doors open, and the treasures in our midst will be available for all to enjoy.
—John Gurda, Milwaukee historian


Doors Open Milwaukee website





This show's performances are over.

Sep 21, 2013

Single Tickets on Sale:
Aug 13, 2013
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