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The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is proud to present openhousechicago, a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at many the city’s great places and spaces.

Explore re-purposed mansions, hidden rooms, sacred spaces, private clubs, iconic theaters, hotels, offices, community murals and more—all for free.

The buildings will be open typically from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., check individual site listings for exact times.

CAF inspires people to discover why design matters. openhousechicago (OHC) ( gives you access to buildings that tell the stories of Chicago communities and cultures. By venturing into diverse neighborhoods for self-guided exploration, OHC participants come together to discover community and place.

OHC is completely free-of-charge; no registration or reservations are needed.

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