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Willard Chapel

Address: 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Phone Number: (315) 252-0339
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Auburn
Type: Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Auburn, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Be prepared to be wowed! A complete Tiffany Chapel from floor tiles to stenciled vaulted ceiling. Lamps, stained glass windows - of course, a Memorial Tablet and the entire atmosphere. A nice video will orient you to the design, Auburn Theological Seminary and the big players there and the City of Auburn. The Community Preservation Committee has engaged a company... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a beautiful chapel and our docent knew so much more about the history of the building than we could have ever gleaned on our own. We could take photos, which was such a nice bonus!

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Astoria, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It's the one Must See in Auburn and the one I didn't get to see. The building is amazing but the chapel designed by Louis Tiffany was closed over the three days we were in Auburn..Maybe next time.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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140 reviews 140 reviews
50 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
53 helpful votes 53 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
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7 reviews 7 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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