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Address: 17 Nelson St, Auburn, NY 13021-2668
Phone Number: +1 315-252-0339
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Well worth the time. Beautiful place.

This Chapel (and adjoining hall) is all that's left of the Auburn Theological Seminary. The lighting was designed by Tiffany and Co. The tour is short, but a gem of Auburn to see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Craig G
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Maumee, Ohio
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Maumee, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Chapel (and adjoining hall) is all that's left of the Auburn Theological Seminary. The lighting was designed by Tiffany and Co. The tour is short, but a gem of Auburn to see.

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Webster, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Williard Chapel is about stained glass. However, when it is pouring rain, the stain glass is not that impressive. If the sun were out, the windows would have been beautiful. We got some good history about the chapel.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I had read about the chapel before our visit to Auburn and enjoyed seeing the workmanship and hearing some of the history about the chapel and prior surrounding buildings. It sounded like our tour person was filling in for someone so maybe didn't have as much information as their typical guides, but it was truly interesting to look at the... More 

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This Tiffany designed chapel is the only fully designed Tiffany interior in existence. It is beautiful and must be seen. The staff if knowledgeable and nice. When you're finixhed with the tour, please take some time to shop in the Hospice Thrift Shop that is manned solely by volunteers. All of the proceeds help pay for those folks who need... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Both my children were married at Willard chapel and they were beautiful! We were very pleased with the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

So nice to go into the chapel, and see the wood and tiffany windows. I was there and sang in the building with Cayuga Community Choir, I heard the organ play fantastic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I have visited the Willard Chapel several times over the past 20 years and always marvel at the wonderful Tiffany interior. It is a beautiful building and I was so sad to hear there has been water damage, which has necessitated the repainting of some of Tiffany's original work. I have also always found it jarring to see the A/C... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This beautiful chapel is surrounded by Tiffany glass windows -- but of even greater importance, the entire interior, from wood ceiling to mosaic floor, was designed by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co. in the 1890s. It is the only such building still in existence; for that alone, it is worth a visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful,... More 

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kenmore ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Tiffany at his best in this old chapel. There is a tour and admission fee and video too. Docent was just Ok and the chapel is awaiting repairs for the exterior/

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The Willard Chapel is famous for its interior designed by the Louis Comfort Tiffany studio. It'd be a great stop on an upstate NY tour of Frank Lloyd Wright and similar architects and artists out of that period. It's unfortunate that some of the decor in the Willard Chapel was lost to water damage and painted over, but there is... More 

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