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Duke University Chapel

Duke Chapel

Once cited by Aldous Huxley as “the most beautiful and successful experiment in neogothic form in the world,” Duke Chapel is one of the most popular features in North Carolina. The chapel, built in 1930, is English Gothic and represents one of the last great collegiate Gothic projects in the United States. It features the Flentrop Organ (5200 pipes), 50-bell carillon, 210-foot tower and stained-glass windows.

The interdenominational chapel serves the university community and holds Sunday morning worship at 11 am to which all are welcome. During the fall and spring semesters there are numerous recitals and concerts by the university organists and guest performers. The carillonneur gives a recital at 5 pm on weekdays and before and after the service of worship each Sunday. Handel's Messiah is performed in early December each year.

October 3 - 3, 2014

Moonlight & Starlight Paddle

Enjoy the wildlife, soak in the moonrays & starshine, and experience the sounds of nature. These very leisurely paddles are suitable for just about anyone. Pre-registration required. Cost $25 per person (canoe), $30 per person (kayak).

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