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Willard Library

21 First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710
812-425-4309
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Evansville
Type: Libraries
Most recent review
- Jun 19, 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A library with a unique children's collection in an old haunted house, with friendly staff and a great geneology section- truly one of a kind!

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Maroa, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great historical building full of genealogical gems. Didn't see the Grey Lady, but looking forward to trying again.

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Portland, Oregon
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137 reviews 137 reviews
72 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A step back in time into an elegant building with beautifully handcarved wooden staircase, indicative of the town's woodworking and wood-orientation of the past, and a great genealogical resource for the area.

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been doing online research of my ancestors and needed information regarding the more recent, locally focused ancestors. I recalled my Mother telling me of her visits to Willard Library -- so I scheduled a visit there when I and my cousin had free time. I found a lot of what I was looking for, though a trip to... More

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Newburgh, Indiana, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Awesome old library, wonderful grounds for a picnic in the spring. I met my wife there!!! They have a well known ghost, the grey lady. They have a ghost came you can access to watch for her any time. Check this place out.

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Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The building is fantastic. The history of the building and family are interesting, the years of ghost stories, the delightful staff, it is an amazing experiences.

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Evansville, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I love all the beautiful carvings on the staircases...being an architectural woodcarver myself. Really grand old place if you love libraries. It is located in a pretty blah section of Evansville, but worth the trouble to find and see.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Three stories of microfiche, genealogical records and a children's library in the basement. The architecture alone is worth the free admission. The staircases are magnificent and an elevator provided if stairs are daunting. The Wiilard Library is by all accounts haunted by a Grey Lady. The library hosts a ghost cam on the Internet and paranormal researchers find the orbs... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

very quaint, love the originality of the building - it has tons of books on genealogy, plus monthly speakers on the subject.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I love this place just for the way the old house looks. It is a sample of beautiful architecture. It is a great place to visit around halloween and take the ghost tour or throughout the year to look up you family tree. Everytime i have been here the staff is super friendly.

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