New for 2017

New Events, Services and a Lot More This Year

What is Doors Open Madison?

Doors Open Madison and Downtown Madison, Inc.

Madison continues to grow and emerge with its deserved reputation as a leading place to live as well as a travel destination with an equal integrity for history and growth. Downtown Madison Inc. believes it is important to showcase the unique places of our treasured downtown.

Doors Open Madison was created to be a fun, free, local experience for our community to explore the architecture that makes up and helps define the heart of Madison.

It follows an outline of similar, successful events annually presented in comparable cities. These are very well attended, appreciated and impactful.

In 2016 the first annual Doors Open Madison was generously received and generated tremendous positive feedback. We are excited to see you at Doors Open Madison 2017 on Sunday, April 23, 2017 for even more sites and surprises!


New for 2017

Here are the details.

New Sites for 2017

New and additional sites added for 2017 include:

Madison’s Central Library
The Red Gym
Madison Fire Station #1
...and more! 

For a full list of sites, please visit The Buildings page.

Family Activities ~ US Bank Plaza
Family-friendly activities and entertainment by Piano Fondue, Dental Health Associates, Keva Sports Center in the lobby of US Bank Plaza from 11am-4pm.
Quick Nail Art for the Kiddos at the Du Hairs/Du Nails table in the US Bank lobby.  $5 donation with proceeds donated to the Madison Metropolitan School Districts Transitional Education Program, assisting the over 1,000 homeless students in the Madison district.
Also, be sure to check out JP Cullen’s office on the 3rd floor for treats and additional activities!
Family Activities ~ Lisa Link Peace Park

Live performance by the Ho-Chunk Nation Singers and Dancers at Lisa Link Peace Park from 1pm to 2pm. This fun and celebratory performance is a must see!

More to Come!

Please check back for updates.


Questions? We can help.

Is there a fee to attend Doors Open Madison?

This event is completely free.

Where is Doors Open Madison?
Doors Open Madison taking place throughout downtown Madison. There are over 30 participating sites.

Visit The Buildings page to learn more about the individual sites.
When is Doors Open Madison 2017?
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

What if it rains?

Rain or shine... Doors Open Madison is on.

Do you have a map?

Take advantage of the Getting Around page to plan your own tour! Specific site locations, trolley stops and B-cycle stations are all listed with an interactive map.

Whether you want to focus on campus buildings, residential properties or the theater district, just refer to our Getting Around page for assistance.

Do I need to register or sign up?

No registration or sign up necessary.

You can customize your own day! Please refer to The Buildings page for any scheduled site tours.

I have more questions.

Can’t find an answer to your question here?  We can help!

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