If you're a fan of history, architecture or the city of Milwaukee, this event is perfect for you. For two days there will free tours all around the city thanks to Historic Milwaukee.
DOORS OPEN MILWAUKEE is a free, community-wide event that gives architecture buffs a chance to explore some of the city’s most beautiful buildings, and it’s coming back to town this weekend, Sept. 28-29.
We asked architect Brian Hatzung, a principal with Zimmerman Architectural Studios who also serves on the board of directors for Historic Milwaukee Inc., for his must-hit list.
Milwaukee City Hall
Milwaukee City Hall is an iconic landmark with a beautiful interior atrium, well worth the visit.
U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building
Doors Open gives you the opportunity to see behind the granite facade of the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building, which isn’t widely open to the public.
Zimmerman Architectural Studios and City Lights Brewing
The Zimmerman Architectural Studios and City Lights Brewing campus. It’s a slightly self-serving recommendation, but you won’t be disappointed! Enjoy a neck-bending view of an industrial cathedral like no other. While you’re there, visit 4 Seasons Skatepark and City Lights for a glimpse into more of the Milwaukee Gas Light Company operation.