Silent time at the Chapel


The Chapel is open to the public, as well as members of the Duke community, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

Duke University recommends that anyone experiencing cold-like respiratory symptoms, even after a negative COVID test, continues to wear a mask indoors until symptoms resolve. Unvaccinated individuals, who are at increased risk for severe illness, are encouraged but not required to wear masks indoors. For more information, see the university's Coronavirus Response Guidelines and Requirements.

Welcome to Duke Chapel.


The Chapel is open to the public daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All are welcome in the sanctuary during these hours for reflection, prayer, or meditation, as well as to view the building’s soaring Gothic architecture and vibrant stained-glass windows. Note: The Chapel is occasionally closed to the public for special events, so please check our calendar before coming for a visit.


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

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.


A docent-led tour is offered regularly every Sunday after the 11:00 a.m. worship service, which ends at approximately 12:15 p.m. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes; they are free and open to the public.

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.

Watch a virtual tour of the Chapel by playing this 360-degree video:

Organ Music

Open organ rehearsals are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. during the academic year. 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

UPDATE: Due to maintenance work thist summer at the Chapel, we are not scheduling any new tower climbs until September 15, 2023.

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.

Watch this virtual tower climb:


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.