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Duke University Chapel, Durham

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Featuring stained-glass windows, vaulted arches, stonework, and Gothic architecture, interdenominational Duke University Chapel provides a visually pleasing atmosphere for services or quiet reflection. First used for the school's commencement in 1932, the chapel has also become known for its music. Consider taking a tour of the building to see where Washington Duke and his two sons are entombed. Parking is available on campus. To visit Duke University Chapel and get the most from your holiday in Durham, create itinerary details personal to you using our Durham trip builder.
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  • In any other setting it would be a cathedral. Go and see, enjoy the serenity> That tobacco money should be put to this purpose?  more »
  • The chapel is simply beautiful on the outside. We were sad we were not able to go inside on graduation day - but were able to attend a mass that night - but were disappointed we did not get to view th...  more »
  • Beautiful chapel and campus. A must see if you are in durham. Find a parking space by the campus store and take your time walking around .  more »
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  • Beautiful place with incredible architecture. A must see for anyone in the area.
  • I absolutely love going to Duke Chapel!!! It's so beautiful and peaceful.
  • Beautiful. The architecture takes your breath away.
  • Walking the well landscaped grounds of one of the most prestigious universities in the country is enjoyable enough, but being able to admire the remarkable architecture of the University Chapel is heightens the experience. While Duke has done a great job constructing buildings of many different architectural influences, the predominant style is gothic. The chapel is built in this same gothic style and reaches into the sky, welcoming visitors from miles around. The chapel is well worth a visit if you’re a student of architecture, enjoy art, or like to see unique buildings. While there are many things to do and see at Duke University, make sure you take the time out to see the chapel.
  • One of the more picturesque churches on the coast. An incredible spot to stop in and just take the place in. Concerts are amazing with an organ that's seriously amazing! Going when the sun is out makes for some incredible pictures inside and out. Worth seeing more than once if you've got the chance!