FREE WEEKLY CONCERTS:

May 1 – Sep. 30
(weather permitting)

Wed – 6:30pm (one tour)
Sat & Sun – 2:00 - 6:30pm
(tours every 30 minutes)

Oct. 1 – Apr. 30

Wed – Noon
Sun – Noon & 3:00pm

TOURS:

Adults – $4
Children – $3

Oct. 1 – Apr. 30
Tours By appointment: Contact Us

Interested in LESSONS?
Contact Us
Welcome
Thank you for visiting the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon.



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.





Photo by Matt Penning

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 - 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm



October 1 – April 30

Wednesdays – noon

Sundays – noon and 3:00 pm



Tours

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 - 7pm (Tours every 30 minutes, last tour starts at 6:30pm)



October 1 – April 30

By appointment - 217-546-3853 or pknox@springfieldparks.org



Lessons

Learn to play the carillon with Park District interim Carillonneur Patrick Knox. Group lessons are available for individuals ages 12 and older. For additional information, 217-546-3853 or pknox@springfieldparks.org.
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