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      Carolyn Whitlock

      The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon is one of the largest and finest of the world’s carillons. Located in historic Washington Park, the Rees Carillon is the site of numerous free public concerts, exciting community events and the world-renowned International Carillon Festival held each June.

      Free Weekly Concerts
      Patrick Knox, Park District interim Carillonneur, plays a variety of music. Enjoy the beauty of Washington Park and the adjacent Botanical Center with the unique accompaniment of carillon music.

      May 1 – September 30
      Wednesdays – 6:30 pm
      Saturdays & Sundays – 12:00 pm and 6:30 pm

      October 1 – April 30
      Wednesdays – noon
      Sundays – noon and 3:00 pm

      The Rees Carillon. a 12-story tower with three observation decks, offers spectacular views of Washington Park and Springfield from the city’s highest point of elevation. The beautiful 67 cast bronze bells range in weight from 22 pounds to 7½ tons! Enjoy an “insider’s view” of this extraordinary architectural landmark and rare musical instrument. Allow 30 minutes for the tour.

      Adults – $4.00
      Children – $3.00

      May 1 – September 30 (weather permitting)

      Wednesdays – 6:00 pm (One tour, starting 30 minutes prior to the 6:30pm concert )
      Saturdays & Sundays – 12:00 pm – 6pm (Tours every 30 minutes, last tour starts at 6:30pm)

      October 1 – April 30
      By appointment – 217-546-3853 or

      Contact Us

      Patrick Knox, Park District Interim Carillonneur
      Phone: 217-546-3853
      Carillon Address: 1740 West Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL
      Mailing Address: 2500 S. 11th Street, Springfield, IL 62703


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