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Duke University Chapel

  • 401 Chapel Dr, Duke University West Campus
  • Durham, NC 27708-9974
  • Primary: (919) 684-2572
  • Fax: (919) 684-8660
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Duke Chapel is the most visible piece of Duke University's architectural beauty. Its tower soars 210 feet above West Campus, making this neo-Gothic building an awe-inspiring sight. The structure houses the Flentrop Organ (5,200 pipes), 50-bell carillon, and is adorned with stained-glass windows.

Completed in 1932, the Chapel now houses a robust and welcoming church community with interdenominational services open to the public that are notable not only for the beauty of the building, but for the music integrated into each service and played on one of the three organs and sounded out by the carillon. Concerts, theological discussions, and more events are also regularly held in the Chapel, making it a centerpiece of the religious community at Duke, and in Durham as a whole.

General
  • Business Hours: Su-Sa, 8am-8pm; Sunday worship services at 11am.
  • Miles To Convention Center: 2.10
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 16.2
  • Miles to VIC: 3.30
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  • Free Admission All The Time:
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Group Tour Info
  • Avg. Tour Length: 30 minutes
  • Group Rates: Free Admission
  • Scheduling Policy: Guided tours are available to school groups, senior citizens’ groups, church groups, and families. T
  • Tour Type: Self-Guided & Guided
Property Details & Services
  • Year Built: 1935
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Duke University Chapel Meeting Facility
  • Total Sqft.: 18,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 1,500
  • Outdoor Capacity: 0
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Meeting Facility Rooms
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63 X 291
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Jazz Vespers with Cyrus Chestnut

A collaboration between Duke Chapel and the Duke Jazz Program, this Jazz Vespers worship service combines the form of the traditional evening vespers service with the musical improvisation of …


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Robert Parkins performs Organ Music of the 17th Century

Works by Frescobaldi, Böhm, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, and Grigny, performed on the Brombaugh and Flentrop organs. This concert, which is free and open to the public, is presented as part of the …


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CROP Hunger Walk

CROP Hunger Walk is an annual event which combines fun and fundraising to raise money for hungry people throughout the world. Walkers invite friends to sponsor them with a contribution of $5, $10, …


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