Memorial Tower and Carillon

© Photographed August 1, 2015
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin

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. (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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