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CHICAGO — 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.

This year’s in-person site visits occur on October 16 and 17, 2021, with extended programming and city-wide trails available for the entire month of October.

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.

View this year’s locations HERE.