NEXT PROGRAM: Sons of Jacob Synagogue
Sunday June 25th 12-3pm

You’re invited to a FREE open house event at Sons of Jacob Synagogue, one of the last remaining vestiges of what was once a thriving Jewish community in Smith Hill, a jewel box of a building rich with history.  Learn More >

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About Us

Doors Open Rhode Island inspires wonder, curiosity and pride in our communities by connecting the public to the great places and spaces of our state, whether hidden under our noses or soaring above our heads. 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 culminating in a FREE annual open house festival that will pilot in Providence in the fall of 2017.

September 23, 2017

Imagine receiving a set of keys to factories, businesses, historic homes, theaters, hotels, sacred spaces, skyscrapers and more, for free. The culminating event of Doors Open RI will be our annual open house festival that will pilot in Providence over the weekend of September 23, 2017. Using a widely distributed event guide and mobile-enabled website, visitors will build their own explorations of participating venues. No tickets or reservations needed.


Providence City Hall. Photo courtesy of Design Imaging Studios

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.

Please consider joining us as supporters of Doors Open Rhode Island today.

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Unless otherwise noted all photography provided by Design Imaging Studios.