Duke Chapel is one of the most iconic structures on Duke’s campus and in Durham. It also offers a magnificent gathering space for significant events in the life of the university and its members. It was designed by Julian Abele, one of the first prominent African American architects, and the namesake of Abele Quad. It’s home to beautiful stained glass, and 50 bells that you can hear played every weekday at 5 pm.
Did you know that Duke students, faculty, and staff can also climb to the top of Duke Chapel? MSS students braved the Chapel’s narrow, winding staircase, and its 239 stairs to reach a wonderful view of campus and Durham on a beautiful spring day! What a great way to celebrate the beginning of spring!