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Duke University Chapel

401 Chapel Dr, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708-9984
(919) 681-9488
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Parking sucks but cool chapel

Finding parking is a nightmare. Ended up parking 10 minute walk away which isn’t bad because you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ryan L
Omaha, Nebraska
via mobile
No Parking

Tried to visit on a Sunday, but even then apparently visitors weren't welcome. No parking to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darin S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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
(919) 681-9488
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Finding parking is a nightmare. Ended up parking 10 minute walk away which isn’t bad because you get to walk through the University but (paid) parking is not pointed out well. But the chapel was beautiful.

Thank Ryan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried to visit on a Sunday, but even then apparently visitors weren't welcome. No parking to be found and no signs for visitors to find parking. Waste of time.

Thank Darin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chapel is a must see if you are in the area! We were privileged to sit in on a music rehearsal! This chapel is more like a cathedral! Absolutely beautiful!!

Thank DuRhonda L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful interdenominational chapel that is stunning from both the exterior and interior. Enjoyed spending some time there, admiring the extravagant stained glass windows and the pipe organs. It isn't too crowded so perfect for a moment of quiet in the pews. Go down to...More

Thank nsl115
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the chapel for a wedding and it is beautiful. The organ is phenomenal and if you get a chance to hear it you should. The chapel is a special example of Gothic architecture in the US.

Thank Hollin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful well kept church. The surrounding buildings are beautiful too. We spent the afternoon visiting the church and also walking around the university. We were delighted! Caution: there is pay per parking available close enough but there aren't clear signs how to get there. It...More

Thank CJR777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see in Durham, recently had some work done. It's great to just tour around the chapel and area as well as inside. It's very close to the Gardens.

Thank richardandkristy2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a beautiful chapel to have a wedding! The music , the architecture , the history within the walls! Lovely chapel for a service or just to visit!

Thank rbrNewJersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Duke's campus is beautiful and the Duke Chapel is the center piece. I'll tell you about the massive pipe organ in the chapel. After they built the chapel they wanted to install the best pipe organ money could buy. They invited a famous Dutch organ...More

Thank Will C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chapel is really beautiful. The chimes as we walked up were the perfect pitch, not overwhelming but just lovely sounding. Inside the stained glass windows were exceptional. Not quite as ornate statues as some Catholic Churches but overall just a gorgeous building. What a...More

Thank Kara M
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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
14 January 2016|
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Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
Only fee would be parking.
Jeffray E
17 January 2015|
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Response from Sam B | Reviewed this property |
It's really a non-issue. See the report on WRAL. Seach on Duke Chapel.