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Willard Chapel

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Address: 17 Nelson St, Auburn, NY 13021-2668
Phone Number: (315) 252-0339

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Joanne P
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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.

Thank Alex M
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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 

Thank Katie K
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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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Willow Street, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The Willard Chapel is a totally Louis Comfort Tiffany Chapel. The guide did an excellent job helping us to see the pattern of design and how it all fit together. The stained glass windows were fantastic. It is amazing that the chapel has survived and one hopes that they will be able to find the funding to complete the restoration.... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

The Willard Chapel is a quiet, less well-known gem in the Auburn area. Thank goodness for Trip Advisor telling us about it or we never would have known. The windows, glass tile mosaic floor, hanging lights, pews and furniture, walls designs, and gold-leaf and mosaic memorial plaque, all done by Tiffany are simply amazing. Docents provide tours on the hour... More 

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