We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Duke University Chapel

Closed Now: 08:00 - 22:00
Open today: 08:00 - 22:00
Review Highlights
Beautiful place

This is a beautiful chapel, you will admire its beauty even if you're not a religious person. the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
itsmaryjay
,
Lima, Peru
Peace and Beauty

be sure to visit the duke.edu / chapel web site first. There are many activities happening. Take a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kengs2
,
Durham, North Carolina
Read all 895 reviews
521
All photos (521)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stained glass”(43 reviews)
“pipe organ”(33 reviews)
“duke university”(94 reviews)
About
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 08:00 - 22:00
See all hours
Contact
401 Chapel Dr, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708-9984
Website
+1 919-681-9488
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (895)
Filter reviews
845 results
Traveller rating
682
137
19
2
5
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
682
137
19
2
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews stained glass pipe organ duke university sunday service awe inspiring gothic architecture bell tower beautiful building west campus durham area choir worship wedding messiah carillon pews sermon
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 845 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful chapel, you will admire its beauty even if you're not a religious person. the campus is really beautiful too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank itsmaryjay
Reviewed 3 days ago

be sure to visit the duke.edu / chapel web site first. There are many activities happening. Take a tour if you can. you will get history of the tour to give you a better appreciation of your suroundings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kengs2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is breathtaking! If you are planning a trip to the Duke campus, this is just a short walk from the bookstore. The structure itself is amazing, as well as all of the detail. Take in a piece of history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Megnd06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended Christmas Eve service at 11 pm. The ambiance, the music, the message! Glorious! Suggest that future attendees however arrived by 10 pm. Seating filled up early as it should

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 760bradv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a trip to this historic chapel. Simply beautiful. Near parking and handicap entrance made it easy to access. A must see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gypsywomen2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing the chapel upon walking from Chapel Drive was magnificent. The chapel was open and there was a sign that clearly said the expectations such as personal photography is allowed. Yet, no photography when service is occurring. I enjoyed walking through the chapel and particularly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michele P
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I was here for a Christmas time performance of Handel's Messiah. There is really only a single word one could say about it...sublime. The 'Chapel' (kind of a small word for such a grand place) is absolutely gorgeous. The only downside is that it isn't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jholly466
Reviewed 9 December 2018 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 8 December 2018 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
1  Thank Amehl2016
Reviewed 1 December 2018 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
Thank EaglesFan27
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 71 nearby hotels
JB Duke Hotel
97 reviews
.77 km away
The University Inn
102 reviews
.94 km away
Cambria Hotel Durham - Near Duke University
79 reviews
.94 km away
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
822 reviews
1.21 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 867 nearby restaurants
Nosh
132 reviews
.97 km away
Enzo's Pizza Co.
51 reviews
.98 km away
Another Broken Egg Cafe
134 reviews
1.00 km away
Sushi Love
65 reviews
.94 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 140 nearby attractions
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
1,972 reviews
.82 km away
Cameron Indoor Stadium
259 reviews
.64 km away
Duke University
595 reviews
.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
viveks335
16 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Stephen1235 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest that you 'Googlle" --The Duke Chapel. The facility is open to the public , however , suggest that you check the schedule for events. The time/ schedule varies based on the academic calendar. Tours are available... More
1
Vote
Karl M
8 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
Aurelia G
13 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
Only fee would be parking.
0
Votes