As a non-profit (501c3), DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh believes that everyone should be able to see and experience the beauty in our city.  Pittsburghers come together with hundreds of volunteers to open dozens of buildings to hear the stories they tell us about our past, present, and future.  

And what better way to do so than to invite people INSIDE our buildings - as it is through these buildings can we begin to understand and appreciate our past, present and future.

We do this in a couple of ways every year:

Annual Event - Doors Open Pittsburgh

In October, DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, Inc "throws open the doors" to a selection of building that represent our collective heritage across neighborhoods.  

This annual event is called "Doors Open Pittsburgh."

Hundreds of DOORS OPEN volunteers, and a handful of building personnel, are on-hand each year to provide live, visual storytelling and unique access to a diverse collection of buildings and spaces!

During the annual event weekend, attendees can also enjoy:

  • Insider Tours - Guided, thematic tour experiences that requires a separate ticket during the annual event weekend in October.
  • DOP @ The Square - Organizations that do not have a building/space to open during the annual event, AND align with the DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh mission OR represent the “Best Of” Pittsburgh, can exhibit at DOP @ The Square (in Market Square)

Specialty Tours, presented by DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh

In 2019 DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh began offering Specialty Tours throughout the year.  These thematic tour experience will be offered on select days throughout the year.  The 2020 Specialty Tours will be announced in January.