Contact Us

John Hope Franklin Center
Box 90402
2204 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27708-0402

The Franklin Center is located at 2204 Erwin Road on the northwest corner of the intersection of Trent Drive and Erwin Road, near Duke Hospital. Approximate walking time from Duke's West Campus is ten minutes. We are also on the TTA (Triangle Transit Authority) and DATA (Durham Area Transit Authority bus lines.

Parking:

Visitor parking is available at several locations near the Franklin Center. To view parking options, click the placemarks on the map. There are a limited number of visitor parking spaces directly behind the Franklin Center. These spaces are available only to invited speakers, event planners, and caterers. Members of the Duke community may request a parking space by using their netid and password at http://25live.collegenet.com/duke. If you are attending an event at the Franklin Center, please park in one of the nearby parking lots or garages.

Parking Request TIPS

  1. Parking space requests must be submitted no later than 4:00PM the day before the reservation.
  2. In 25Live, you may do a "Quick Search" in the center of the home page. Type "7510PKSP" in the field for "Search Locations" with the blue cube to search for parking availability at the Franklin Center building.
  3. When you are requesting a parking space for someone else, please make sure to enter the driver's name.
  4. If a parking space is available for the requested day and time, a sign with the driver's name will mark the parking space on the day of the reservation.
  5. If you need to modify or cancel a confirmed reservation, please email fc-reservation@duke.edu with the details.

Directions to the Center:

From RDU Airport, Raleigh and Points East

  1. Via I-40 West: Exit onto the Durham Freeway (NC 147), at exit 279B.
  2. Take the Durham Freeway to Fulton Street, exit 15B.
  3. Turn left onto Fulton Street. The intersection at the end will be with Erwin Road. Make a left onto Erwin and the JFHC will be on your left.
To access the Hospital Parking, you will want to take a left onto Elba St. while on Fulton before the intersection at Erwin.

From Chapel Hill

  1. Via U.S. 15-501 North: Take 15-501 Byp. N., marked "Duke Univ./Med Ctr."
  2. Take exit 107, marked "Duke. Univ. West Campus."
  3. You will be on NC 751. Make the next left turn onto Erwin Road.
  4. Continue along Erwin Road, past the Duke Hospital on your right. The JHFC will be on your left.
To access the Hospital Parking, you will want to take a left onto Fulton St. and then a right onto Elba St.

From I-85 (Hillsborough)

  1. Via I-85: Take exit number 172, NC 147 S, towards "Durham/Downtown/Research Triangle Park."
  2. You will now be on the Durham Freeway (NC 147). Take the Hillandale Rd./Fulton St. exit.
  3. Continue down Fulton St. The intersection at the end will be with Erwin Road. Make a left onto Erwin and te JHFC will be on your left.
To access the Hospital Parking, you will want to take a left onto Elba St. while on Fulton before the intersection at Erwin.
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