The Old Well

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

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 Hours

  • Open daily dawn to dusk.

How to Reach The Old Well

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  • The Old Well Address: East Cameron Ave. (facing South Building), Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States
  • The Old Well Contact Number: +1-9199621630
  • The Old Well Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit The Old Well(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Old Well: 00:30 Mins
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  • 95% of people who visit Chapel Hill include The Old Well in their plan

  • 55.56% of people start their The Old Well visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Old Well

People normally club together Franklin Street and The Carolina Basketball Museum while planning their visit to The Old Well.

People also prefer to start their day with The Old Well.

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

The Old Well Reviews & Ratings

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  • Great experience drinking from the well! Wish there was an information plaque to provide some more history.

  • Rich with history. The live oak branches hanging around the well add to the overall historic moment.

  • One of the greatest landmarks of NC. The history of the Old Well dates back to the late 1700's and makes for a great venue for taking photos. Remember this incoming freshman to take a drink before you start your first class and you could make straight A's your first semester. There's magic in the water. Make sure to go to class and study!

  • One of my favorite places in town. It is very quiet and peaceful here. My dog loves to patrol squirrels around the park.

  • Beautiful campus, all brick paver walkways, large old trees, historic buildings, we were very impressed when we visited.

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