May 17th 2014 Willard Tour Update

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Elliot Hall at Willard
Elliot Hall courtesy of Finger Lakes Daily News


@cpclemens tweeted me this updated article from Finger Lakes Daily News with a few more details of the Upcoming Willard Tour. I have listed a few of the highlights below, but check out the full article, there is a little background on Elliot Hall, one of the buildings visited during the tour.

  • The three-hour tours of the former Former Willard Psychiatric Center will begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m, May 17 .
  • Cost of tour admission is $10 per person. Children under 12 years of age are free. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Child Care Center, an accredited not-for-profit daycare center in the Jackson Building, which once housed Willard’s School of Nursing and is also on the tour.
  • Parking is free.
  • Visitors should gather at the Grandview Building, built in 1860 and now used by the Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union, before the tours begin.
  • Some of the buildings that will be visited are: Elliot Hall, Brookside, Bleak House, Hadley Hall and the Mortuary. Visitors will also have a chance to visit Romulus Historical Society building on the grounds and the Willard Cemetery where 5,776 Willard patients were buried from 1870 to 2000.

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  1. I am looking for how and where to buy the tickets for this tour, I find nothing. Please advise

    1. Hi Pam,
      I have never been on one of these tours, but from what I understand there is no need to purchase tickets in advance. We will gather at the Grandview building and pay at the door so to speak, it would probably be helpful to bring cash 🙂