Heaven on Earth: Duke University Chapel Tour
Located on Duke University’s West Campus, Duke Chapel is a magnificent structure rich in history. Tour the breathtaking Chapel as you learn about it's history from 1930 until today.
Located on Duke University's West Campus, Duke Chapel is as magnificent in structure as it is rich in ministry. Construction of the Chapel was begun in October of 1930 and completed two years later. During that time students continually congregated at the stonemasons' huts to watch the Chapel take shape. Built in the Collegiate Gothic style, the Chapel now acts a beacon of grace on campus and in the community, standing 210 feet tall (making it one of the tallest buildings in Durham County) and seating about 1,800 people.
On weekends, a guided tour of the Duke Chapel is offered every Sunday after the 11:00 a.m. worship service. No reservations are necessary. To join the tour, meet the docent near the front steps of the Chapel following the service, at approximately 12:15 p.m. The tours focus on the interior of the Chapel, and usually run for 30 to 45 minutes. If you don't elect for the weekend tour, rumor has it that you can visit the carrel ringer (in charge of ringing the bells on weekdays at 5 pm) and watch him perform, provided you email beforehand.
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Duke University Chapel
401 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708