Memorial Tower and Carillon

© Photographed August 1, 2015
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
43.07608,-89.404973

Memorial
TOWER AND CARILLON
presented by classes of
1917  1918  1919  1920  1921
1922  1923  1924  1925  1926

The Memorial Tower and Carillon are located at the UW-Madison campus on westbound Observatory Drive, between Lincoln Drive (to the east) and North Charter Street (to the west), at or near 1160 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706.

  • Designed by Arthur Peabody, UW-Madison campus architect (1905-1915); he became Wisconsin state architect in 1915
  • the carillon was dedicated in 1936 with 25 bells
  • currently the carillon houses 56 bells ranging in size from 15 to 6,823 pounds.
Hear the bells on Sunday afternoons in September through December from 3:00-4:00 PM. Visitors can climb the tower during the concert. The carillon is also played on most Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 pm, for about 15 minutes, throughout the semester.

Madison.com (May 21, 2010): The man behind the bells of UW-Madison Carillon bell tower 

NOTE: Driving around and parking at the UW-Madison campus is pretty intense. Be sure to check the Google Map (above) and campus maps (below) before heading out.


UW-Madison Map and Parking

Click here for a list of all markers located on the UW-Madison campus.








The memorial tower and carillon are located on the UW-Madison campus.

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