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Duke University Chapel

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Address: 401 Chapel Drive, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708
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+1 919-684-2572
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08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
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Located on Duke University's West Campus, Duke Chapel is as magnificent in...

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 at the stonemasons' huts to watch the Chapel take shape. It was first used for Commencement in 1932 and was formally dedicated on June 2, 1935.Duke Chapel continues to be a Christian church of uniquely interdenominational character and purpose. Through its tradition of inspiring worship and music, and a calling to walk with people of all faiths and circumstances, Duke Chapel acts a beacon of grace on campus and in the community. All are welcome to take part in worship, learning, dialogue, and service.

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Beautiful European-style chapel

If you're going to be in Durham, let's be real, what else are you here to see? The Duke Chapel is a must see. I take my family and friends here whenever they come into town and... read more

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you're going to be in Durham, let's be real, what else are you here to see? The Duke Chapel is a must see. I take my family and friends here whenever they come into town and everyone is always blown away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awe inspiring inside the chapel. The outside is also stunningly beautiful. The stonework is a work of art. The stained glass is truly impressive. Inside the chapel one feels reverent and at peace. Truly a must see place in the Raleigh/Durham area. Will go again whenever we are in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Duke Unuversity and downtown Durham. The chapel is a beautiful building and open to the public.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have attended the Sunday services and experienced The Messiah at the Chapel two Christmas' ago. The architecture is classic and majestic. If you enjoy classic English style, this is a treasure to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered of the Duke campus during a snow day and found ourselves outside this beautiful chapel The architecture is Rome-worthy and the inside stained glass is stunningly beautiful. Your religious affiliation will be indifferent for your appreciation of this holy place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must see if you ever visit Duke University. Amazing experience. we had a short visit but we are all thankful that we visited the Chapel.

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a beautiful walk around the grounds of where the Duke Chapel is located - lots of greenery and nice scenery. The Chapel itself is stately, impressive and filled with history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It helps to go up on Wikipedia and read the history of the chapel. It was built in 1932 and holds 1800 people. Various musical events are held throughout the year. The chapel was closed in 2015 for a year of renovations. I had the pleasure to attend one of the Christmas Eve services which featured choir and carillon performances.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definite place to stop and reflect and say a prayer for all we are Thankful for. So blessed to have been able to visit!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited here this past week. As an added bonus. We actually made it in time to celebrate the mass as well. A must stop if you're in the area. Even if you're not Catholic. School was out so it was easy to park and navigate through campus. Would have rated it higher but we visited the... More 

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