Doors Open Illinois

Doors Open Illinois

Thanks to our friends at the Illinois Office of Tourism, Doors Open Illinois will see iconic historical sites and architectural treasures throughout the state open their doors to the public during four consecutive weekends in August. It’s a chance for visitors like you to get a special glimpse of our history and heritage.

Each Region Showcased a Different Weekend in August

On each of the following weekends, attractions throughout the region will open their doors for free admission during the region’s designated days.

Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Map of Illinois Doors Open regions
  • August 4–5: Southern Illinois: Trails to Adventure
  • August 11–12: Central Illinois: Land of Lincoln
  • August 18–19: Western Illinois: Great Rivers Country
  • August 25–26: Northeastern Illinois: Chicago and Beyond

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