Willard Memorial Chapel, Auburn, New York
17 Nelson St, Auburn, New York 13021| Map |
The Willard Memorial Chapel is an unaltered Tiffany chapel located in Auburn, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Built in 1892-1894, the interior of the Chapel was designed and handcrafted entirely by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company of New York City and is the only complete and unaltered Tiffany designed religious interior known to exist in the world. The chapel and the adjoining Welch Memorial Building are the only remaining buildings that were once part of the Auburn Theological Seminary. This dual significance placed the Willard Memorial Chapel in both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. It's certainly a sight to see with its 14 opalescent windows, a rose window, a large figure window, nine Mooresque styled chandeliers, memorial tablets of glass mosaic tile and gilt bronze, furnishings of oak inlaid with metal and glass mosaic, a ceiling with gold leaf stencils and mosaic flooring. Tours are given on the hour, every hour. The facility also hosts holiday concerts, an open house and evening programs related to preservation topics. Kids and history buffs will appreciate the beauty of the Willard Memorial Chapel in Auburn, New York.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Although beautiful, the Willard Memorial Chapel may not hold the interest of young children, so families may want to make a short stop here while visiting nearby area attractions in the Finger Lakes Region in New York.
Address: 17 Nelson St, Auburn, New York 13021| Map
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm. Tours are given on the hour, every hour. The last tour begins at 3pm.
Price: $8.00 per person, $5.00 for seniors 62+, $5.00 for students, children 12 and under - Free