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Duke University Chapel

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Beautiful

We were at Duke on a tour with my daughter who would love to go to Duke. Everything about Duke was... read more

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Tampauro
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Gadsden, Alabama
Breathtaking!

Was visiting a friend in the area & they recommended we go. Will just take your breath away. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa L
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McKinney, Texas
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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...more
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401 Chapel Dr, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708-9984
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Reviewed yesterday

We were at Duke on a tour with my daughter who would love to go to Duke. Everything about Duke was impressive. including the chapel. If you are ever at Duke, it is worth a visit.

Thank Tampauro
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was visiting a friend in the area & they recommended we go. Will just take your breath away. The stained glass & the wood. OMG! Very gothic. A docent was on sight & answered questions. It's a non denominational church but they were having a...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gothic collegiate chapel is an architectural masterpiece. Services on Sundays and the events are displayed as you enter the sanctuary. A must visit while in Durham.

Thank Katladyunc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place to remember. Impecable arquiterture. Restaurants around this place where you can eat while you enjoy the view.

Thank Yaisen V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a wedding here. Absolutely beautiful site to get married! The architecture is amazing! It's a must visit, if you're in the area!

Thank trips50rus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This chapel is elegant with a stunning choir. They gave a sermon on helping the mentally and unhoused. They do a balanced, wonderful Job!

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a Great Visit into spiritual Architcture. The stories in the glass were wonderful depictions of Bible classics. The missing figure on the right of the entry was found to be a statue of Robert E Lee.

Thank rogersober
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hey we tour this east campus south campus and central campus wonderful specially i love food 🥘 In csntrsl csmpus soo good ,

Thank Humera B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chapel is close to the Bookstore, which was a must-visit, so we were able to see two things and only needed to park once. It is beautiful, reminding me more of a Cathedral than a Chapel. It was early evening, so the light was...More

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Duke graduate and love it. Recent visit to campus was terrific. Love renovations to the very lovely chapel-- feels as if you're in a European Cathedral.

Thank Sam B
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viveks335
16 December 2017|
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Response from TereseRC | 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.
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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
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Aurelia G
13 January 2016|
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Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
Only fee would be parking.
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