The Old Well

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: East Cameron Ave. (facing South Building), Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9199621630
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids

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The construction of this well was initiated by UNC President Edwin A. Alderman in 1897 and this well has since then been the primary source for campus water, that’s more than a century! The New Greek revival structure of the well is striking and it has become an unofficial symbol of UNC. In 1954, brick walls, plants and benches were added to adorn the structure.

It is considered good luck if students drink the water from the well on the first day of their classes. 

The Old Well Opening and Closing Hours

  • Open daily dawn to dusk.

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  • 95% of people who visit Chapel Hill include The Old Well in their plan

  • 67.84% of people start their The Old Well visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Old Well

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

76.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Old Well

People normally club together Gimghoul Castle and Morehead Planetarium while planning their visit to The Old Well.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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The Old Well, Chapel Hill Reviews

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  • Cool historical place to see. A lot of fun stuff to learn about in the area.

  • Not a UNC fan at all, but the campus is great for walking around on a beautiful day. Also great for Pokemon Go players!

  • A pretty place that makes an excellent setting for pictures.

  • So glad I got lost on the way to my appt. What a gorgeous campus!💙

  • The symbol of UNC Chapel Hill. The actual well is long gone but there is a drinking fountain here. Be sure to snap your obligatory picture then move on to enjoy the rest it the beautiful UNC campus.

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