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Duke University Chapel
Duke University Chapel

Duke University Chapel

9.519 reviews
Sights and Museums, Church
Ranked #3 in Durham things to do
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  • 8.0
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401 Chapel Dr, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 681-9488
http://www.chapel.duke.edu/
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This interdemoninational church opened in 1932 on a high ridge in the center of the Duke campus. The soaring 210-foot-tall collegiate gothic building contains a 50-bell carillon and three organs, ... Read more
including one with a whopping 6,900 pipes. Several people are buried in the crypt below the church, including three presidents of the university. The church remains the center of spiritual life on campus, and makes efforts to welcome people of all faiths.

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Los Angeles

Absolutely stunning when you walk in! I am local to the area and finally got the opportunity to visit with a friend in town for the weekend! We even got to hear the organist during their practice hours. It was so worth the walk. Beautiful campus and surrounding grounds!

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Mountain View

The chapel itself is closed until May, which was disappointing, but walk around and find the Duke store for school shirts and other memorabilia.

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Watertown

This is a truly beautiful chapel. The architectural design and strained glass are beautiful.

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Los Angeles

Very beautiful both inside and out. I'm not very familiar with chapels but the building was absolutely stunning, I took so many pictures!

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McAllen

This is an awesome Chapel that keeps you in awe as one walks into it. Its beautiful.

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Timonium
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Amazing! Most gorgeous chapel in the Southeast, and it's in the Top 5 in the nation. Plus, it's surrounded by the outstanding neo-Gothic campus of the prestigious Duke University, the elegant and breath-taking Sarah P Duke Gardens, the exquisite and eclectic Nasher Museum of Art on Duke's campus and Cameron Indoor Stadium, the most electrifying and exiting place in the world to play basketball! The Duke Medical School is also on campus and is rated in the Top 5 in the country every year. East Campus is Georgian and a sight to behold..... No better place to be in Carolina!

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Chapel Hill

Beautiful inside and out.

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Local from Durham

Duke campus is beautiful and worth the visit any day!

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Apex

Majestic with marvelous organ but it's a quick look unless you snag a tour.

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Raleigh

Attending a wedding held in the chapel. It is absolutely breathtaking!

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Morton

Beautiful chapel

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Local from Durham

Beautiful Church....it a must see.

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