Location, Maps, Directions
We are located on the 1st floor of Bays 4 and 5 of the Smith Warehouse (114 S. Buchanan, near the corner of Buchanan and Main). Find us on the Duke Campus Map (maps.duke.edu). For driving directions, please check Google Maps.
For mailing, fax, and general inquiries, please use:
Franklin Humanities Institute
114 S. Buchanan Blvd.
Durham, NC 27708-0403
Getting here by Bus
The C1/Smith campus bus stops regularly outside Bay 6 on week days. See a bus schedule here.
The Bull City Connector bus stops at Main Street/Campus Drive (East Campus entrance) and Main Street/Peabody Street (Coke Bottling Plant), both are a short walk to Smith. See a route map and more information here.
Our main entrance is at Bay 4, on the south side of the building complex (facing the Durham Freeway overpass). These doors are open to the public from 7:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday. The Bay 6 south doors remain open until 7:30pm Monday-Friday. Duke students, staff, and faculty can swipe into the building after hours with their DukeCard. Please contact an FHI staff person if you have questions about DukeCard access. Extended public access can be arranged for evening and weekend events.
The parking lot on the south side of the Smith Warehouse can be accessed from the Maxwell/Buchanan or Maxwell/Campus Drive intersections. The lot offers 3 options:
- Free 2-hour visitor spots outside of Bay 4.
- 1 ungated metered area open to all visitors at the Buchanan entrance across from Bay 1. The meter is in effect from 7am to 9pm weekdays and 9am to 9pm weekends. The first 30 minutes is free - you can obtain a dashboard pass at the meter. Thereafter the rate is $2 per hour.
- If you have any Duke parking pass, you may access a central gated area after 5:00pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. (Duke faculty and staff with premium-level parking passes can swipe into the Smith lot during business hours.)
Additional parking for FHI events is available after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends at the gravel lot across from Smith on Buchanan, immediately adjacent to the railroad.