Duke Chapel is at the very center of the Duke University. You have to see its breathtaking beauty in person to truly appreciate it. Constructed from 1930 to 1932, the Chapel seats about 1,800 people and stands 210 feet (64 m) tall, making it one of the tallest buildings in Durham County.

The architect, Julian Francis Abele, was a prominent African-American architect who also designed Duke’s library, football stadium, gym, medical school, religion school, hospital, and faculty houses, but never set foot there because of segregation and Jim Crow laws.

It’s doors are open for you to visit 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the school year.

Please check their calendar for mass times, weddings, and funerals so you don’t interrupt!

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