How many times have you walked by a beautiful Gold Coast home or looked up at an architecturally important building in Chicago and wondered if you could ever go inside. With the help of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, you can find out. Every October, Open House Chicago works with 200 spaces to get them to open their doors to the public. And it’s free.
If you love seeing inside other people’s homes, checking out beautiful buildings and architecture in general, you need to venture out October 15 and 16. You’ll gain behind-the-scenes access to some well-known places like Chicago Board of Trade, AON Center, the Fine Arts Building and City Hall and other not-so-obvious places literally all over the city from Bronzeville and Hyde Park down south to Edgewater and Rogers Park up north. For anyone with a curious spirit who loves Chicago, this is a not-to-miss weekend event.