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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
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63 X 291
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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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Duke University Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

A service to remember, celebrate, and honor the work and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Open to the public. Tarana Burke (Founder of #MeToo) will deliver the keynote address. Burke, the …


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Guest Preacher Otis Moss Jr.

A theologian, pastor, and civic leader, Dr. Moss was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and continues to be an influential religious leader and highly sought-after public speaker. A pastor for …


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Organ Recital Series - Jens Korndörfer

Dr. Jens Korndörfer has been described as "a thoroughly convincing performer . . . sensitive and brilliant" (Mannheimer Morgen). Born in Germany, he has spent the last sixteen years i…


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