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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. 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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  • We did a docent tour... and lucky for us... the school was on spring break. So, parking wasn't a problem nor were crowds. I highly recommend doing the virtual tour either before or after the in... 
    We did a docent tour... and lucky for us... the school was on spring break. So, parking wasn't a problem nor were crowds. I highly recommend doing the virtual tour either before or after the in...  more »
  • We went to Christmas eve service that was beautiful. The poinsettias were gorgeous and everyone was social distanced and in masks. 
    We went to Christmas eve service that was beautiful. The poinsettias were gorgeous and everyone was social distanced and in masks.  more »
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  • Had the most amazing experience at Duke chapel. When I walked in the organist was rehearsing and the sound still resonates with in me. That dynamic sound from the pipes and the ambiance of the church itself it was majestic.
  • Beautiful, wonderful campus. Parking was a bit of a hassle, had to download an app with sketchy phone service because the meter won't work but that was forgotten when walking through the Beautiful campus. There were not as many AA students seen while walking, as compared to our visit to UNC chapel hill that same morning ... we did see a group of 20-30 having a meeting in the courtyard right in front of the chapel, so there's hope.

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