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“Peace and Beauty in One Place”

Duke University Chapel
Ranked #4 of 80 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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. It was first used for Commencement in 1932 and was formally dedicated on June 2, 1935.Duke Chapel continues to be a Christian church of uniquely interdenominational character and purpose. Through its tradition of inspiring worship and music, and a calling to walk with people of all faiths and circumstances, Duke Chapel acts a beacon of grace on campus and in the community. All are welcome to take part in worship, learning, dialogue, and service.
Reviewed September 27, 2012

While waiting for a somber occasion, I had an opportunity to absorb the peace and beauty of this magnificent cathedral!

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Tho it is currently undergoing repairs and renovations, it is the most European-like church in the southeast. The organ sounds beautiful and their Christmas services are not to be missed. The choir, the pageantry, and the stained glass by candlelight will never be forgotten by you.

Thank Paula M
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Once you set foot inside the chapel you will understand why people camp out for an opportunity to have their wedding in it. It is a beautiful spot on a beautiful campus. The only negative is that the ubiquitous weddings make it difficult to see if you are visiting the campus on a Saturday.

Thank jchamber73
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Duke Chapel is entrenched with a rich & profound history, a history that is exuded in its high gothic architecture and weekly services. With a pulpit regularly attended by the Divinity School's best and brightest, you're certain to expect phenomenal preaching and a meaningful experience within its beautiful pews.

Thank lizziemcmizzie
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

The Chapel is absolutely beautiful and one of my favorite places to go and visit. The stained glass stories are beautiful throughout the chapel. If you happen to go when the organist is playing, it is just incredible! One of the most beautiful places you will see (and hear).

Thank Kelsey T
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