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Willard Chapel

17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 252-0339
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Auburn
Type: Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
Most recent review
- Aug 28, 2014
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Kailua, Hawaii
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109 reviews 109 reviews
32 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My husband, sister, brother-in-law, and I visited the Willard Memorial Chapel in August. We spent the morning at the Mirabeau Spa, but I made sure we left in time to catch the 2PM guided tour at the chapel. The chapel is only 6.5 miles from the spa. We were really glad we made the tour. You not only get to... More

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Kingston New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We attempted to see the chapel, but unbeknownst to us, there was a concert going on....a church organist guild or something like it. The chapel was packed with folks listening to the organ concert which was nice to listen to from afar. The architecture was interesting. The experience would have been nicer, perhaps, to see the stained glass windows...but listening... More

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Edmonds, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Awesome pipe organ -- we were fortunate to walk in while someone was giving a concert! Interesting artifacts, art, and architecture

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Central NYS
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Do not miss a visit to this treasure if you are in the area. A complete Tiffany interior with some of the most beautiful stained glass you can imagine, this chapel is often used for weddings. Bring your binoculars, so you can see the details of the stained glass!

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Beautiful chapel -- all designed and created by Tiffany! Windows, woodwork, floor tiles. If you are passing this way, it is a "must see."

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Auburn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is believed to be the only remaining, complete church interior still intact that was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Over 100 years old, it is one of the very treasured tourist destinations in the finger lakes region.., occasionally hosting concerts, weddings, and tours.

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Detroit, Michigan
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were in town to see our friends get married in this hallowed place. What majestic beauty! The place exuded majesty and a warmth one can only find in older churches like this. While it was impressive, it never felt oppressive. The Tiffany glass throughout was a sight to see as well as some of the stunning woodwork that matched... More

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Columbus, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Would you like to see a Tiffany glass chapel that just escaped the wrecking ball? Treat yourself to a visit to the beautiful Willard Chapel.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We visited here on a rainy Thursday and had the tour to ourselves. Our host was extremely knowledgeable and obviously a trained historian. The story of the property and it's demise, and the rescue of the remaining gem of a building are fascinating. It is hard to believe we almost lost the whole thing. The fact that the whole interior... More

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North Adams, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Very personal tour for $5 and interesting history. Liked the moorish designs. Great value. Able to take plenty of photos.

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