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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
Payment/Discounts/Rates
  • 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
Nave
63 X 291
73
18000.00
1500

Duke Chapel Docent-Led Tour

To join the tour, please meet the docent near the Chapel on the front lawn. Tours will begin at 12:15, or immediately following the 11 a.m. service. The tours focus on the interior of the C…


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Bridge Panel Public Conversation: Re-Visioning Justice

This Bridge Panel public conversation will highlight the stories of justice-involved individuals and the impact of mass incarceration in the local community as well as ways faith communities and …


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Handel's “Messiah” Concert

For decades Messiah has been the cornerstone of the Chapel's concert life and one of the centerpieces of Duke's holiday season. Performed annually during the season of Advent, Handel's masterpiece …


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Duke Chorale Christmas Concert

The Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop, presents its annual Christmas Concert featuring seasonal selections by the Duke Chorale as well as traditional carols for the entire audience to sing a…


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Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham Christmas Concert: O, Holy Night

VAE’s mostly a cappella repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the present. This concert will feature a variety of pieces celebrating the holiday season.


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