A full weekend of architectural adventure in Baltimore!On October 6 & 7, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, in partnership with AIA Baltimore, will present the fifth annual Doors Open Baltimore—a free citywide celebration of Baltimore’s architecture and neighborhoods. Over 60 buildings across the city will be open to explore as open houses and over 30 free guided tours and activities will be available.
2018 is the first year that a limited number of open houses will be available on Sunday. Architects and other industry professionals will be at select sites to talk about their design. The majority of guided tours will also be on Sunday.
Doors Open Baltimore is a self-guided event, and sites can be enjoyed by foot, bicycle, public transit, or car. Sites are organized into neighborhood clusters to minimize the amount of time you have to spend in transit. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of transit services such as the light rail, metro, Charm City Circulator, and the Baltimore Bike Share.
Not sure what to see first? Have questions about Doors Open Baltimore? For site changes and more information, visit one of our 2018 Doors Open Baltimore Info Hubs.
Info Hubs for Saturday, October 6th, 10am–4pm:
- Baltimore Museum of Industry
- 1415 Key Highway
- Fells Point Visitor Center
- 1724 Thames St
- Gutierrez Studios
- 2010 Clipper Park Road
- Maryland Historical Society
- 201 W Monument Street
Info Hub for Sunday, October 7th, 10am–4pm:
- AIA Baltimore Chapter House
- 11½ W Chase Street
Food and Drink Specials
Stop by these participating locations and mention Doors Open Baltimore to receive special deals on fantastic food and drinks.
- Birroteca1520 Clipper Road, Hampden 15% discount on all food and drinks.
- Mt. Vernon Marketplace520 Park Avenue, Mt.Vernon Discounts at select vendors throughout the market on food and drink.
- B&O American Brasserie2 N. Charles Street, Downtown 10% off select food and drinks, including evening of kick-off lecture on Oct. 4.
- SoBo Cafe6 W. Cross Street, Federal Hill $5 draft beers and sangria and 10% off total bill.
The AIA Baltimore
Emerging Professionals committee presents:
#AIABaltAmor: Buildings You Love Instagram Contest
How It Works
- 1) Take a photo of your favorite Doors Open building.
- 2) Post your photos before midnight on Sunday, October 7
using the hashtags: #AIABalAmor and #exploremoredoors
- Entries will be judged, and the winners will be contacted by
direct message through Instagram.
- 1st Place:One Month gym membership at FX Studios Under Armour Performance Center plus one 45-minute personal training session, two Admission tickets to the Baltimore Jewish Museum, and one Baltimore Architecture T-shirt.
- 2nd Place:One Month gym membership at FX Studios Under Armour Performance Center, two Admission tickets to the Maryland Historical Society
- People’s Choice:Family Pass to the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
- Honorable Mentions: One Baltimore Architecture T-shirt
2018 Community Partners
Many thanks to our community partners whose efforts and commitment helps Doors Open Baltimore expand its impact throughout the Baltimore community each year.
- AIA Delaware
- AIA Northern Virginia
- Baltimore Heritage
- Baltimore National Heritage Area
- Barclay, Midway, Old Goucher Coalition
- Bmore NOMA
- Bolton Hill Community Association
- BOPA & School 33 Art Center
- Central Baltimore Partnership
- Charles Street Development Corporation
- Children of the World Co-op, Inc.
- Greater Baltimore History Alliance
- Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance
- Greater Mondawmin Coordinating Council
- Hampden Community Council
- Live Baltimore Home Center
- Maryland Fleet Week
- Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
- Mayfield Improvement Association
- Morgan State University & the Morgan Community Mile
- Patterson Park Neighborhood Association
- Preservation Maryland
- Preservation Society of Fells Point & Federal Hill
- Riverside Neighborhood Association
- Southeast Community Development Corporation
- Southwest Partnership
- Station North Arts & Entertainment District
- Strong City Baltimore
- Upper Fells Point Improvement Association