Duke Chapel

Duke Chapel

401 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708

Built between 1930 and 1935, Duke Chapel was the first building planned for the new West Campus, but the last one to be completed. It features a 210-foot tower, a 50-bell carillon, 77 stained glass windows, three pipe organs and seating for 1,600 people.

Directions 

From Chapel Hill via Hwy 15-501

-From the US-15/501 Bypass N take exit 108A for Morreene Road.
-Turn right onto Morreene Road (You will pass the Millennium Hotel on your left). 
-Continue straight through light at the intersection of Erwin Road and Towerview Drive/Morreene Road (Morreene Road becomes Towerview Drive at this intersection).

-Take a left at the first light onto Science Drive, the Bryan Center parking lot and garage will be your second right.

From Raleigh, Cary and points East

-Via I-40 West: Merge onto 147 N via Exit 279B toward Durham/Downtown.

-From 147 N take the Fulton Street/Hillandale Road Exit 15B & bear left under the freeway.

-Turn right onto Erwin Road (the light directly in front of Duke Hospital North).

-At the third light turn left onto Towerview Drive (Morreene Road will be on your right).

-Turn left at the first light onto Science Drive. The Bryan Center parking lot and garage will be your second
 right.

From Greensboro, Burlington and points West

-Take I-85 North to Durham.

-Exit at Duke University 751 & follow for 3.5 miles.
-Turn right onto 751, you will pass under 15-501 and pass Erwin Road.

-At the fourth light, turn left onto Science Drive (the Washington Duke Inn will be on your right).

-Go straight through one light (the intersection of Science Drive and Towerview Road).

-The Bryan Center parking lot and garage will be your second right.

From points North via I-85

-Merge onto I-85 South
-Exit onto 15-501 S toward Chapel Hill.

-Take the Morreene Road exit via Exit 108A off of 15-501 S and turn left onto Morreene Road.

-Continue straight through light at the intersection of Erwin Road and Towerview Drive/Morreene Road (Morreene Road becomes Towerview Drive at this intersection).

-Turn a left at the first light onto Science Drive.

-The Bryan Center parking lot and garage will be your second right.

Parking 

Parking

Visitors to the Chapel are encouraged to use the Bryan Center parking deck (Parking Garage IV) or the Bryan Center visitors lot. The cost is $2 per hour except on Sunday mornings, when parking is free until 1:00 p.m. For some evening and weekend special events, overflow parking will be provided in the Biological Sciences parking lot, on the opposite side of Science Drive from the Bryan Center and Chapel, for $2 per hour.

During evenings and weekends, some additional free parking is available on West Campus. Limited parking is available on the streets and in selected parking lots that do not remain gated evenings and weekends. For information on these parking options, please consult the maps provided by Duke Parking and Transportation Services.

West Quad Lot (Permit/Duke Comm. 5pm-7am)

Bryan Center Meter Lot (Public)

Parking Garage IV (PGIV) (Permit / Some public spaces)

 

Nearby Restaurants 

Cafe Parizade

$$
(919) 286-9712
2200 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27705

Cafe Parizade features a Mediterranean inspired menu served in an elegant dining room — a longtime Durham favorite.

Fairview Restaurant at the Washington Duke Inn

$$$
(919) 493-6699
3001 Cameron Boulevard
Durham, NC 27705

The Fairview at the Washington Duke features polished service, a lavish menu of traditional and contemporary American fare, and an award-winning wine list.

Taqueria La Vaquita

$
(919) 402-0209
2700 Chapel Hill Road
Durham, NC 27707

Taqueria la Vaquita offers exceptional Mexican food featuring authentic tacos made with homemade corn tortillas, seasoned meat, and garnished with slivers of radish, avocado and lime. Their menu also includes sopes, gorditas de chicharron, carnitas, azados, and quezadillas.

Thai Café

$$
(919) 493-9794
2501 University Drive
Durham, NC 27707

Thai Cafe offers food prepared by owners Oddy and Kanchana based on recipes from their home village of Bangpoo (southeast of Bangkok), such as sautéed mung-bean noodles, spicy cashew-nut chicken, roasted duck with red and massaman curry — their coconut cake is the stuff of local legend. Casual dining and full bar.

Foster's Market

$$
(919) 489-3944
2694 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard
Durham, NC 27707

Foster's Market is a gourmet food market and cafe, focusing on scratch made soups, salads, casseroles, sandwiches and more. Everything is made in house.

Guglhupf Café

$$
(919) 401-2600
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
Durham, NC 27707

Guglhupf Café features upscale comfort food featuring local and seasonal ingredients with a German twist. Estate grown wines. Breads and desserts come from their award-winning bakery.

The Refectory Cafe

$$
919.908.6798
2726 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707

The Refectory Cafe takes its name from the communal dining areas in medieval monasteries, where monks came together to share food and fellowship. Fittingly, the Cafe is characterized by a conscientious food-sourcing and -preparing ethic as well as a warm, famililial atmosphere. Their foods range from staples such as sandwiches, soups, and wraps to the rich flavors of their Thai Peanut Chicken, Vegetable Lentil Curry, and famous Enchiladas.