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Duke University Chapel

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Visited during December. The chapel is so beautiful, the windows and carvings everywhere!! So much... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maspeth, New York
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Amazing Architecture

The architecture around campus is spectacular. The Duke University chapel is the focal point. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, Pennsylvania
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Located on Duke University's West Campus, Duke Chapel is as magnificent in structure as it is rich in ministry. Construction of the Chapel was begun in October of 1930 and completed two years later. During that time students continually congregated...more
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401 Chapel Dr, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708-9984
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Duke has a good venue for shows. I attended a dance show here and everything was comfortable and spacious.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited during December. The chapel is so beautiful, the windows and carvings everywhere!! So much work and love went into that place. A true work of art. We were able to hear the organist practicing Christmas music .... magnificent!! A must see!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture around campus is spectacular. The Duke University chapel is the focal point. The chapel is open to the public for prayers and to look around. They do have masses and religious groups that meet, but for the most part, it is quiet and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was fortunate to get a tour from a local resident who is a retired professor at Duke. He said the chapel just recently opened after being closed for two years for cleaning and restoration. It is absolutely beautiful inside! The stained glass windows are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Chapel is something. I had a feeling that I was back in medieval Europe. Mysterious atmosphere around this chapel is really breathtaking. Beautiful interior and fantastic architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Makho S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at Duke on a tour with my daughter who would love to go to Duke. Everything about Duke was impressive. including the chapel. If you are ever at Duke, it is worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tampauro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was visiting a friend in the area & they recommended we go. Will just take your breath away. The stained glass & the wood. OMG! Very gothic. A docent was on sight & answered questions. It's a non denominational church but they were having a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gothic collegiate chapel is an architectural masterpiece. Services on Sundays and the events are displayed as you enter the sanctuary. A must visit while in Durham.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katladyunc
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A place to remember. Impecable arquiterture. Restaurants around this place where you can eat while you enjoy the view.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yaisen V
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Attended a wedding here. Absolutely beautiful site to get married! The architecture is amazing! It's a must visit, if you're in the area!

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 16, 2017|
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Response from TereseRC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the chapel is open to the public. We parked on campus within walking distance to the chapel and did not have to pay a fee.
Karl M
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Monica D | Reviewed this property |
They went through extensive renovations and there are ramps (we used it for a baby stroller), but not sure if they are compelled to be ADA compliant with an elevator as they may be grandfathered as an historic site. We did... More
Aurelia G
January 13, 2016|
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Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
Only fee would be parking.