September 23, 2017

Imagine receiving a set of keys to historic homes, theaters, sacred spaces, secret vaults, studios and more, for free.  For one day, the Doors Open Rhode Island Festival will provide you with free, special access to over 20 one-of-a-kind places across Providence. Are you ready?


About Us

Doors Open Rhode Island connects people to local places of cultural, historical and architectural significance in an effort to bridge communities and inspire new perspectives on our cities.  In partnership with cultural and community organizations across the state, Doors Open RI provides behind-the-scenes access to Rhode Island’s best-kept secrets through programs and tours planned throughout the year which will culminate in a FREE annual open house festival that will pilot in Providence on Saturday, September 23 2017.

Support Us

Doors Open RI is inspired by the belief that it’s through being welcomed inside the hidden gems of our communities—meeting their caretakers and learning their stories—that we become connected to people and place. We take care of and pride in what we know and love. In this sense, we aim to transform our residents into advocates for our built environment and ambassadors for Rhode Island.

We can’t do this alone. While the festival is free for visitors, it isn’t free to organize. Your contributions will pay for programmatic and organizational necessities such as our program series and supplies, event guides, signage, marketing and staffing. Your support is the key to making Doors Open Rhode Island a reality.


Providence City Hall. Photo courtesy of Design Imaging Studios

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Unless otherwise noted all photography provided by Design Imaging Studios.