Silent time at the Chapel


A popular destination, the Chapel welcomes hundreds of visitors every day for services, concerts, ceremonies, tours, and moments of personal reflection and prayer.


*** The Chapel is currently closed to the public until further notice. ***

The Chapel is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., except on some university holidays when it closes at 5:00 p.m. The building is occasionally closed for private events. Before planning a visit, please consult the online calendar.

Each weekday from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m., the Chapel observes a time of silence so visitors may have quiet for personal prayer, reflection, or meditation.


Tours and events: 919-681-9488
Weddings: 919-684-8150 
Media inquiries: 919-681-0332

401 Chapel Drive
Box 90974 
Durham, NC 27708


The closest public parking area to the Chapel is the Bryan Center Parking Garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the parking lot immediately in front of the garage. When the Bryan Center Parking Garage is full, other options include the Science Drive Lot and Science Drive Garage. Please leave plenty of time to park, as the availability of parking on campus varies considerably.

The cost to park is typically $2 per hour. For some special events, there is a $5 flat fee for parking in the Bryan Center Parking Garage and designated overflow areas. For event-specific parking instructions, please check our calendar.

Groups arriving by bus need to contact us to make a reservation to drop off and pick up passengers. uses may park in the spaces designated for buses at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens once passengers have been dropped off at the Chapel.

Accessible Entrances

The accessible entrance to the main floor of the Chapel is located on the north side of the Chapel facing the Divinity School. The accessible entrance to the basement floor of the Chapel is located on the south side of the Chapel facing the Bryan Center.

Services, Concerts, and Events

*** All in-person services, concerts, and events are canceled until futher notice. ***

Duke Chapel is host to worship services, concerts, university ceremonies, and other events throughout the year. Something is happening at the Chapel almost every day! For details, see our events calendar.


*** The Chapel is not offering tours until futher notice. ***

Guided tours of the Chapel are available by appointment and focus on the interior of the Chapel, usually lasting 30 to 45 minutes. A tour is offered regularly every Sunday after the 11:00 a.m. worship service, which ends at approximately 12:15 p.m. To schedule a tour, contact us at 919-681-9488 or

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers campus tours by appointment for groups of high school students throughout the year, except during March, April, May, and December.

Organ Music

*** All organ demonstrations are canceled until futher notice. ***

One of the Chapel organs is typically played in an open rehearsal at 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year. To see if organ music will played on a specific day, please check our calendar. For a formal organ demonstration and tour, please contact Chapel Music at 919-684-3898 or Also see the schedule for the Chapel's Organ Recital Series.

Tower Access

The Chapel’s tower is closed to the public. By appointment, it is open to groups of Duke students, faculty, and staff in accordance with the Chapel’s tower climb policies.


There are no public restrooms in the Chapel. Restrooms are available in the Bryan Center, Page Auditorium, and the Divinity School.


Visitors are welcome to take photos of the Chapel for personal use only, as long as it doesn't disturb others or interrupt an event. For photography or videography for news, documentary, or commercial use, please see our News & Media policies.

Child Safety Policy

View Duke Chapel's Child Safety Policy.