Location & Parking
The Nasher Museum is open with new health and safety protocols and free admission for all.
The Nasher Museum Café is open to the Duke Community, Tuesday through Friday, 11 AM to 3 PM, subject to university and local guidance in effect at the time.
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We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher. The museum will adhere to all university, local and state regulations, which are subject to change on short notice depending on public health conditions.
Masks are required for all visitors. All visitors entering the Nasher building agree to abide by The Duke Compact standards.
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is nestled within the university’s central campus, at Campus Drive and Duke University Road, across from the Rubenstein Arts Center and near the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
For GPS navigation systems and on-line maps, use 650 Alexander Avenue, Durham, NC 27705. For accessible parking and passenger drop-off, use 700 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27705 and use the driveway at the front of the museum for access.
Prior to parking, visitors may be dropped off at the 700 Anderson Street entrance, where three accessible parking spots are available. The museum’s lower parking lot has eight accessible parking spots. For assistance or more information please call 919-684-5135.
The museum’s 100-space public parking lot, east of the building, is accessible from either Campus Drive or Duke University Road. Parking at the museum is $2 per hour, payable at kiosks in the museum lot. The winding stepped path from the parking lot to the main entrance is about 100 yards.
Nasher Map of Outdoor Area
Download a printable version of this map.
Illustration by Amber Day at illustrationx.com. Additional details by Rachel Goodwin, Graphic Designer and Web Content Manager at the Nasher Museum.
In the event that the Nasher parking lot may be full there is overflow parking available on Anderson Street at the nearest parking lot – at Duke Gardens.
DIRECTIONS FROM CAMPUS DRIVE TO OVERFLOW PARKING: Take a left onto Campus Drive and a right onto Anderson Street at the first light, and the Duke Gardens overflow parking lot entrance is on the left-hand side of the street.
DIRECTIONS FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY ROAD TO OVERFLOW PARKING: From the main Nasher parking lot take a right onto Duke University Road and at the first light, take a right onto Anderson Street, after the light at Anderson and Campus Drive the Duke Gardens overflow parking lot entrance is on the left-hand side of the street.
Please see the map below to the Andserson Street Duke Gardens overflow lot. Download a PDF of this map and additional information.
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