Skip to Main Content

Cheney Mansion selected for Open House Chicago

September 26, 2019 11:09 AM

The Chicago Architecture Center's Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 350 buildings across Chicago.

Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods—all for free.

Have you ever walked by a building and thought, "I wish I could see what's inside?" Now you can. Tour soaring skyscrapers, repurposed mansions, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, private offices and breathtaking sacred spaces.

Cheney Mansion and Pleasant Home were selected to be part of Open House Chicago along with a dozen other local sites such as Unity Temple, Oak Park River Forest Museum, Albion Oak Park and One Lake Brewing.

See a list of all of the Chicago area sites here.

Free tours of all of the selected sites will be available on October 19 and 20. Check the specific site listing for times and details.

Volunteer at Open House Chicago

Volunteer Greeters are assigned to all OHC sites to welcome and count guests, answer questions and assist with crowd control and line management. Greeters typically work one four-hour shift, which leaves plenty of time to explore the city the remainder of the weekend.

In addition to meeting visitors from all over the world who share your enthusiasm for the city and its architecture, OHC volunteers receive:

  • A Priority Access pass and admission to Members Only sites for two
  • Discounted CAC membership
  • Discount coupon to use at the CAC Store
  • OHC t-shirt souvenir
  • Two free CAC walking tour passes

Learn more about volunteers here.



View All News

close (X)