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Willard Chapel Interior


The Willard Memorial Chapel and Welch Building is one of the finest examples of 19th century architecture still standing in Auburn, New York. The building was constructed as part of the Auburn Theological Seminary between 1892 to 1894. The architect was A.J. Warner from Warner and Brocket of Rochester and the builder was Barnes and Stout of Auburn. Included in the Historic Willard Chapel are 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, entirely designed by Tiffany Glass and  Decorating Co. of New York City. 

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 Don't miss this opportunity to explore one of the most unique and beautiful destinations in the Finger Lakes region!

Open :

Wednesday through Saturday 11 AM - 4 PM

Willard Chapel is CLOSED on the following dates: June 22, June 29, July 4, & July 13


Tours start on the hour. No reservation required.


Admission is $10 per person, $8 for age 62+ and students, $5 for Veterans or self guided, and children 12 and under are free.

Learn More

Discover the rich history of Willard Memorial Chapel and the Auburn Theological Seminary with our Willard Chapel History Book. This book features 42 pages of information, including images of the Willard family, the seminary, and the interior of the chapel itself. Learn about the founding of the chapel and its connection to the Willard family, as well as the role of the Auburn Theological Seminary in its establishment. Whether you're a history buff or simply interested in the story behind this iconic landmark, our Willard Chapel History Book is a must-have addition to your collection. Price includes shipping. 

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