The Old Well, Chapel Hill

About The Old Well, Chapel Hill

The Old Well, Chapel Hill - Address, Phone Number

Address: East Cameron Ave. (facing South Building), Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Phone: +1-9199621630

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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.

How To reach The Old Well by Public Transport

  • Bus RU

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  • It's just a water fountain. Why the'd use this for their school logo is beyond all reason.

  • I'm a double Tar Heel (alum & employee) so the Old Well holds a special place in my heart. Great symbol of the University and for wealth and prosperity (both knowledge and financial). Great place to take pics!

  • a cool site on UNC's campus. Also a great site for photos.

  • Historic setting with a beautiful well on UNC. Highly recommended.

  • Great place for a picture! Beautiful part of Carolina's campus. Make sure to walk down to Franklin street and enjoy. Go HEELS!

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