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Duke University Chapel, Durham

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • While I have been here so many times pre-Covid, the Chapel remains closed at this time. (February 2021). Parking is not allowed anywhere close to walking distance , unless you want to park at the...  more »
  • I have walked into a chapel and felt this way outside of Europe. This gorgeous chapel is located right in the heart of Duke’s campus amidst a serene setting of trees and other gothic stone buildings.....  more »
  • Incredible place of worship. Truly awe inspiring. Inspired by European architecture, it’s a small cathedral type chapel that is open to anyone who would like to join in for a Sunday liturgy.
  • The architecture is truly beautiful. Walking into the chapel brings a sense of calm. Duke's campus makes you feel like you are in England - the stone, the crenenlation on the buildings, the flying buttresses of the chapel and the quads of the dorms. Definitely worth stopping in to see

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