There will be three experiences available during the DOP event weekend:
1. Doors Open Pittsburgh general event – see BUILDING LIST for complete list of buildings available to tour; and TICKETS TOURS page to purchase General Event Tickets.
2. Insider Tours – see INSIDER TOURS for complete list of available Insider Tours and to purchase tickets.
3. DOP @ The Square – new in 2018 – see [email protected] page for more information; tickets are not required.
General Admission: $10 for 1-day event ticket and $15 for a 2-day event ticket.
Children 6-17, $5 for a 1-day event ticket and $10 for a 2-day event ticket.
5 and under are FREE, but do require a “ticket” for entry to any building(s) visited
Tickets are ONLY available on the DOP website, August 27 through October 7 at 3pm. Please refer to the TICKETS/TOURS page of this website to get tickets.
You will need to present your event ticket to a DOP volunteer at EACH building for entry. Do not leave your ticket at any building(s) visited because you will need your ticket for entry to any other building(s) you visit during the event.
All participating buildings for 2018 will be posted on this website on August 20th. You will be able to sort by neighborhood, category, and access times for each building on the BUILDING LIST page. Simply make a list of buildings that interest you most and the team of DOP volunteers will be on-hand at each building to welcome you. Advanced reservations to visit any building are not required.
Refer to BUILDING LIST page for maps. To maximize the number of building visits you have, we suggest that you sort by neighborhood and look for buildings that are clustered together to save time. Also, you can create YOUR MOBILE ITINERARY to help you create an efficient plan for your adventure!
Yes, a downloadable/printable version of the 2018 Event Guide will be posted on this website on October 3rd. Also, the 2018 Event Guide will be available as an insert in the City Paper (October 3rd city-only distributions), and at the event itself while supplies last.
No, not all buildings will be open 10am-4pm each day of the DOP event. Please refer to the individual listings on the BUILDING LIST page for specific location hours, and any last-minute changes.
A typical building visit will take 10-15 minutes. Plan to visit a maximum of 8-10 buildings per day to avoid having to rush. You may have to wait in the occasional line to get into the more popular buildings.
Volunteers and Sponsors have been provided a Priority Pass for their contribution to DOP 2018.
Please refer to individual building descriptions on the BUILDING LIST page. Note, some buildings may offer guided tours, special lectures or exhibits. Confirm the length and time of any tours so you can schedule them into your day.
Yes! The Insider Tours are being made available again in 2018. These tours provide a thematic tour experience led by an expert, and are a separate experience from the DOP event and therefore require a separate ticket. Please refer the TICKETS/TOURS page for individual Insider Tour descriptions and to purchase tickets.
Some buildings will have photography and recording restrictions. Please refer to the individual building descriptions on the BUILDING LIST page before visiting.
In most cases restrooms are available. Please refer to the individual building descriptions for restroom availability and accessibility before visiting to be certain.
Most buildings are handicap accessible, but may require a separate entrance than the primary “event” address for the building. Please refer to the individual building descriptions on the website before visiting to be certain.
DOP will send all event ticket holders an online survey after the event.
No, DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh is a branded trademark of “DOORS OPEN”, a national brand based here in Pittsburgh.