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Beaumont Tower

375 W. Circle Dr. (near the MSU Museum)
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-4066
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Beaumont Tower marks the site of Old College Hall-the first building in America erected for instruction in scientific agriculture. A gift from John W. Beaumont (class of 1882), the tower was dedicated in 1929 and renovated in 1996, making possible weekly carillon concerts throughout the year. Beneath the clock is a crisp Art Deco relief, "The Sower," by sculptor Lee Lawrie. Beaumont Tower is open during the semester each Tuesday noon-12:30 p.m. You are welcome to come in and climb the 73 stairs to the playing cabin, which is behind the clocks. There you may observe the University carillonneur, Dr. Ray McLellan, play the 49-bell carillon. Several current and former carillon students assist in playing and schedule special tours. Each July the Muelder Carillon Series brings guest carillonneurs from around the world for a recital on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. You are invited to bring a picnic and sit outside and enjoy the beautiful music of the carillon.

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  • Directions: West Circle Dr., near the MSU Museum