Open Doors / Open Gates Weekend

 

 

Event Description

The Open Doors / Open Gates Weekend is an exclusive weekend showcasing design in Fort Worth. This larger event encompasses the AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour and the Historic Fort Worth’s Garden Tour. This years event occurs May 18th and May 19th. With 1800+ attendees, designated neighborhoods of our city are teeming with design enthusiasts. Exterior to interior, historic to present, exclusive residences in our city are on display and are ready to inspire your next architecture + landscape project. Come learn about the story of Fort Worth neighborhoods and the process of working with an architect. The Open Doors/ Open Gates Weekend is presented by Historic Fort Worth Inc., American Institute of Architects Fort Worth Chapter and DFW Section of the Texas American Society of Landscape Architects.

 

TICKETS AND PRICES

BOTH TOURS | $45 per joint ticket to all houses & gardens for can be purchased through Eventbrite   TICKETS

HISTORIC FORT WORTH GARDEN TOUR |  $25 per ticket (HFW members may buy tickets for $20 until May 1st. with discount code) TICKETS

AIA FORT WORTH HOMES TOUR |  $20 per ticket at Eventbright before May 18th; $25 per ticket at the homes during the tour or $10 per house for single home ticket. TICKETS

 

AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour Hidden Garden Tour
Event Date May 18th  12pm – 6pm

May 19th 12pm – 6pm

 

May 19th 12pm – 6pm

What do I do when I start the tour (at the first house) Proceed to the check-in desk and purchase a ticket or exchange your digital or printed receipt for a wristband Proceed to the check-in desk at will call garden: 2441 Lofton Terrace. You name will be on a list and you will receive your garden booklet.
Where do I do when I get to the remaining houses Show you band to the volunteer at the door and enter into the house. Check in at the desk and get your Garden Booklet checked off.
What parts of the property is included on the tour House, Front Yard and Back Yard Back Yard/Private Gardens
Basic Tour Info
Admission Cost & Ticketing Information
Individual Event Ticket Presale $20 Eventbright $20 for Members Only
Individual Event Ticket Weekend of $25 All Access or $10 (Purchase at any Tour House) $25
Joint Event Ticket Available through Eventbright till May 18th Available through Eventbright till May 18th
Children Children free with an adult ticket purchase

 

Children must purchase a ticket

 

What does the Physical ticket look like? Wristband (attendees can purchase their wristbands at the tour or pre-purchased ticket receipts can be exchanged for a wrist band at the tour. Garden Booklet
Tour Rules
Stroller Policy No strollers in the homes or on the property – devices that strap baby directly to a parent (infant carriers) welcome No strollers in the homes or on the property – devices that strap baby directly to a parent (infant carriers) welcome
Photography Policy Absolutely no photos taken inside of the homes by tour attendees. Press and Media Members must wear media badge available at House A check-in tent. Photography limited to plants
Shoe Policy Must Wear Socks in the homes or Provided Shoecovers Comfortable Shoes Suggested
Food and Drink Policy

Restroom Policy

No Food and Drinks in the Homes

Attendees will not be allowed to use restrooms in homes; no public restrooms available

No Food, Water is welcome

Attendees will not be allowed to use restrooms in homes; no public restrooms available

 

ALL EVENTS

May 17th Historic Fort Worth Patron Evening Sunset Tour and Dinner*

May 18th AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour 12 noon to 6pm

May 18th AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour Architect Talks & Sketch Auction

May 19th AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour 12 noon to 6pm

May 19th Historic Fort Worth Garden Tour 12 noon to 6pm

*Additional Tickets Are Required to Attend This Event. See HFW website for information.

 

 

 

 

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK

Homewood Suites-Hilton at 2200 Charlie Lane in FTW

 

 

 

 

CONTACTS

HIstoric Fort Worth

events@HistoricFortWorth.org

817.336.2344 x 100

 

AIA Fort Worth

Alesha Niedziela, Assoc. AIA | Executive Director

aiafw@aiafortworth.org  817.334.0155

 

ASLA Texas DFW Section

Anita Beard, ASLA |  DFW

ABeard@dunawayassociates.com   817.205.9657