The Old Well

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • 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. 

  • Open daily dawn to dusk.

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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
  • The Old Well Price: Free
  • 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
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  • Visited this landmark on my UNC tour. Very cool to drink from something so historic.

  • Stayed at the Old East dorms and the old well was nearby. It is a great place to take a good memory picture of UNC.

  • This is a symbol of UNC, and every piece of UNC licensed sports apparel incorporates artwork depicting the Old Well in its logo. And legend has it that if you take a drink from its water fountain you will have good luck or whatever thing you are wishing for.

  • Very popular spot. Great place for photos. 2 near by Pokemon gyms. Witnessed multiple graduation pictures and a proposal here. Water fountain in case you're thristy.

  • Historic and attractive. Main draw is student traditions.

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