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Duke University Chapel

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Address: 401 Chapel Drive, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708
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(919) 681-9488
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 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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Quaint and towering, distinctive central campus setting facing an open area excellent sound for its choral presentations

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Quaint and towering, distinctive central campus setting facing an open area excellent sound for its choral presentations

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After many renovations, this iconic site is even more memorable and special. There is much to see and do in this quiet and historic area of the campus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came on a weekend, not too crowded with students the buildings around are really beautiful... worth dropping by if you would like to have some scent of European building

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to check out the stain glass windows as they are amazing. The chapel is a quiet, solemn place that people are free to walk through. It's a must-see activity if you're in Durham.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent! The stained glass is beautiful and the stonework in the Chapel is incredible. I don't see this attraction (if you call it that) taking up much of your time, but it is worth seeing. Visitors and Triangle residents should take the time to see the Chapel and Duke's campus which is also beautiful. The medieval/gotchic feel is a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting a relative at Duke University Hospital and decided to take a walk. Within minutes I found myself on a beautiful campus with ancient stone buildings. The campus has many grass areas and park benches to rest and take in the scenery. The Duke Chapell sits in the middle of the campus and can be seen from all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 17 January 2017 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 14 January 2017 via mobile

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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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