The Rees Tower Elevator was hit by lightning last night (May 11, 2017) and will be out of commission until repaired. All Concerts and Tours are canceled until further notice. We are very sorry for any inconvenience.
The Rees Carillon and Tower is available for tours. Come and see the carillon, a very unique instrument consisting of 67 cast bronze bells range in weight from 22 pounds to 7½ tons with a total bell weight of ~85,000 pounds. It currently ranks as the fifth largest in the world. You get a chance to touch, admire and take pictures with the largest bell in the tower. The 12-story carillon tower with its observation decks, offers spectacular views of Washington Park and Springfield from the city’s highest point of elevation.
Enjoy an "insider's view" of this extraordinary architectural landmark and rare musical instrument.
Allow 30 minutes for the tour.
Tour Admission Fees
Adults (16 and above): $4.00 Children (5 through 15): $3.00
(May 1, through September 30)
Wednesday Noon - 6 PM
Saturday Noon - 6 PM (no tour at 2 PM during the concert)
Sunday Noon - 6 PM (no tour at 2 PM during the concert)
(October 1, through April 30)
by appointment ONLY.
Advance notice required.
Call (217) 546-3853 or email