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Duke University Chapel

401 Chapel Dr, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708-9984
+1 919-681-9488
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Went here with some friends before the ballgame. This place has awesome architecture. The tower is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burnsville, North Carolina
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I would highly recommend this if you are on campus or are at the medical center. It is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Celia S
Sun City Center, Florida
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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 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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401 Chapel Dr, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708-9984
+1 919-681-9488
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with some friends before the ballgame. This place has awesome architecture. The tower is 38 ft. square at the base and 210 feet high. The chapel has one million pieces of glass. And it has three pipe organs as well. This place is...More

Thank barnett202
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend this if you are on campus or are at the medical center. It is beautiful. It reminds one of the European small cathedrals. We were fortunate to hear the organ played. I was having surgery on my foot, I still don't...More

Thank Celia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights of my visit to Duke. During the holidays there are student and community choral groups that perform in the chapel. The massive organ is trully something to see and hear in person!

Thank Divatrails
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful Sat afternoon enjoying the Messiah concert at Duke Chapel, they also offer docent tours

Thank Mindy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I along with another couple attended Duke University's production of "Messiah" this past Saturday and it was a magnificent experience! Their rendition was artistic and beautifully done. The orchestra and soloists (Soli?) were excellent. Obviously, it is a breath taking space with...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of visiting the Duke Campus this past weekend and since it was a Saturday there were no guided tours which would have been nice. Either way the Chapel is beautiful.

Thank rangers199409
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Planning to attend a lecture at Duke University and arriving early, I was struck by the imposing chapel building and decided to step inside. It felt like a true sanctuary and just sitting to listen as someone played the organ was a moving experience. There...More

Thank BetsyR19130
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please do not miss a visit to this beautiful landmark on the campus of Duke. I live nearby and have stopped in many times for prayer or just peaceful contemplation. Pamphlets are available in the vestibule describing the history and the mission of the chapel.

Thank kathleenebyhill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the chapel building. It’s nice. Cool old world architecture. Would look good in a Harry Potter movie. That’s about it. Nice. But no big deal for me. I can take it or leave it. But if you let be old Chapels. This may...More

Thank Hardday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monument is a must see when in Durham. The soaring tower is only the first sign of the the riches to come upon entering. The interior space is very beautiful & awe-inspiring. I went to an evensong there recently and was transported by the...More

Thank Mickey G
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16 December 2017|
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Response from Terese C | 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
8 April 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
13 January 2016|
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Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
Only fee would be parking.