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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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  • If visiting Durham, this chapel is special indeed and worth a visit. It is beautiful and majestic with gorgeous architecture. 
    If visiting Durham, this chapel is special indeed and worth a visit. It is beautiful and majestic with gorgeous architecture.  more »
  • What a super mega church from 1930. A most see church. Beautiful. The architecture is incredibly. Parking is a bit of a problem since there is no parking close by from the chapel. Be prepare for a... 
    What a super mega church from 1930. A most see church. Beautiful. The architecture is incredibly. Parking is a bit of a problem since there is no parking close by from the chapel. Be prepare for a...  more »
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  • It the largest Church I have been to. It is roman catholic themed, it has a crypt with resting place for the founders of Duke University. You can light candles. Get your pictures clicked in the Hogwarts looking alleys. And at 5 in the evening you can here the bells rolling. It is truly mesmerising
  • Don't let the name "Chapel" fool you. This place looks like a straight up cathedral! If you love the architecture of a beautiful church make sure to go see this one if you are in the area. Toward the altar on the left is the resting place of some of the notable Duke family members. Also to the left of the altar is a staircase to the catacombs where some of the past university of duke presidents have been buried.

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