Michigan State University

Beaumont Tower Carillon

Built in 1928, Beaumont Tower has been the meeting place for the Executive Board of the elite Tower Guard Honor Society since its inception in 1934. The State of Michigan’s first Historical Marker is affixed to the side of Beaumont tower, honoring Beaumont Tower’s location on the site of former College Hall, the first building in America erected for instruction in scientific agriculture. In 1935, 39 bells were added to the tower’s original 10 to create a Carillon. The largest bell weighs 2.5 tons, and the smallest bell weighs about 15 pounds. The bells can be heard every 15 minutes, chiming the time.  Check the website for recital schedules.

The following videos explore the history and sounds of the Beaumont Tower Carillon: