The Beaumont Tower is a great place to visit! Located one block south of Grand River Avenue and one block north of the Red Cedar bicycle trail in the center of "old campus," the tower is an icon of the beauty and history of MSU's campus. The tower has a carillon, a musical instrument consisting of at least two octaves of bells arranged in chromatic series and played from a keyboard that permits control of expression through variation of touch. There are only 170 carillons in the United States, 12 of them in Michigan. The MSU carillon has 49 bells and is capable of playing the full range of literature composed for the instrument. At 6 p.m every Wednesday during the months of July and August, free concerts are offered at Beaumont Tower. After each recital, the tower will be open for tours and a demonstration of the carillon. Nearby parking is available at Stadium Lot 62. Tours also are available by appointment using the contact information below.
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