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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Durham holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Duke University Chapel and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Beautiful and full of history. Great art work to admire. The organ is super. No. Denominational with a catholic chapel on the side Cathedral size chapel. Beautiful garden and plaza with no cars in fro...  more »
  • Think it took two years to restore but definitely worth the effort and wait to see. Stunning architecture. Great venue to understand history and to enjoy a concert in. Just a special place on the fame...  more »
  • Unreal. Very very cool. It doesn't take long to go walk through it. BEAUTIFUL!! Duke is a beautiful campus!!!  more »
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  • Great historical place to hang out with friends and family. I loved the high monumental structures and antique buildings. The church was beautiful to say the least. There were several scenic spots to capture pictures. I would call this is great picnic spot. Kids or young adults would have great fun visiting this historic location
  • Amazing gardens. Just the maintenance budget has to be mid 6 figures. Look at the giant wicker people art. It's so amazing how the artist banded the branches together.
  • So beautiful! Calling thus a chapel though is like calling the vatican a church. This place is just so beautiful. The biggest drawback is that it really isn't handicap accessible. There is no parking at the chapel, you have to either walk up the hill or across the quad.
  • Duke Chapel is an incredible place to get married and speaking as a professional wedding photographer, there simply aren't enough words found in the dictionary for me to accurately describe just how gorgeous this church is. The lighting inside is just perfect for ceremony photos and the exterior of this Church holds a number of treasures found in the opportunity to capture some lovely portraits throughout the grounds of the property. The wedding day co-ordinatior Blanche is VERY helpful and friendly too!
  • Great historic place. Service is great and they do nice tour after Sunday service.
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