Chronological List of Carillons in the United States

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This list shows all traditional carillons built in the United States along with a few other notable instruments. 

A carillon is a musical instrument consisting of at least two octaves of carillon bells arranged in chromatic series and played from a keyboard permitting control of expression through variation of touch. A carillon bell is a cast bronze cup-shaped bell whose partial tones are in such harmonious relationship to each other as to permit many such bells to be sounded together in varied chords with harmonious and concordant effect.
from the Articles of Incorporation of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America

Those without a number in the first column are considered non-traditional, either for being non-chromatic or not provided with a manual keyboard/clavier.  Some carillons listed here had their keyboards removed and replaced with electric playing apparatus, which is noted on the carillon inventory links for each site.  A few were originally built as chimes with fewer than 23 bells, the date shown is when the 23d bell was added.  Instruments that originally had electric mechanisms that were later converted to traditional manual claviers are listed by the date originally built. 

The page for each carillon includes links to carillon inventories at Towerbells.org, Bok Tower Archives, and the GCNA directory, which was recently taken down, but is available on the the wayback machine.  The 2014 GCNA directory is also available.

This date shown is the first public performance or dedication of the carillon.

List of Carillons in the United States
# Year
Name Owner
City
State
Notes

November 12, 1856 Basilica of the Sacred Heart Notre Dame University South Bend IN

September 12, 1869 St. Joseph's Cathedral St. Joseph's Cathedral Buffalo NY From 1867 Paris Exposition; No longer exists.

October 3, 1883 Church of the Holy Trinity Church of the Holy Trinity Philadelphia PA Many consider this to be the first true carillon in North America.

April 21, 1901 The Shrine of the Miraculous Medal The Shrine of the Miraculous Medal Philadelphia PA

1918 National Peace Carillon National Carillon Association Washington DC Never built
1 July 23, 1922 Our Lady of Good Voyage
Church of Our Lady of Good Voyage Gloucester MA
2 March 25, 1923 Pittis Carillon Grace Episcopal Church Plainfield
NJ

3 November 4, 1923 Noyes Memorial Carillon House of Hope Presbyterian Church St Paul
MN

4
November 11, 1923 Samuel Lester Fuller Carillon
Phillips Academy Andover MA
5 February 17, 1924 Rushton Memorial Carillon (1) First Presbyterian Church Birmingham AL
6 April 13, 1924 St. Peter's Episcopal Church
St. Peter's Episcopal Church Morristown NJ
7 September 23, 1924 Cohasset Carillon St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Cohasset MA
8 September 20, 1925 Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon (1) Riverside Church New York NY Moved from Park Avenue Baptist Church
9
October 16, 1925 Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church Detroit MI
10 October 13, 1926 Henry Bucher Swoope Carillon Mercersburg Academy Mercersburg
PA
11 April 21, 1927 Crane Memorial Carillon St. Chrysostomís Episcopal Church Chicago IL
12 May 8, 1927 Shelmerdine Memorial Carillon First United Methodist Church of Germantown Philadelphia PA
13 June 17, 1927 Class of 1892 Bells Princeton University Princeton NJ
14 September 18, 1927 Albany City Hall
Albany City Hall Albany NY
15 June 26, 1928 Ella S. Bulkley Memorial Carillon St. Jamesí Episcopal Church Danbury CT First Meneely Watervliet carillon
16 September 16, 1928
The Rochester Carillon Mayo Clinic Rochester MN
17 September 16, 1928 Trinity Singing Tower Trinity United Methodist Church Springfield MA
18
September 30, 1928 Wallace Carillon Christ Church Cranbrook Bloomfield Hills MI
19 November 11, 1928 Walter F. Tilton Memorial Carillon Norwood Memorial Municipal Bldg. Norwood MA
20 November 29, 1928 Belmont Carillon
Belmont University Nashville TN Bells removed 1952; new bells 1986
21 December 2, 1928 Bok Singing Tower Bok Tower Gardens, Inc. Lake Wales FL
22 May 5, 1929 Scottish Rite Singing Tower
Scottish Rite Masonic Cathedral Indianapolis IN
23 October 6, 1929 Edgar W. and Margaret MacDonald Stanton Memorial Carillon Iowa State University Ames IA
24 November 16, 1929 Mary M. Emery Memorial Carillon The Thomas J. Emery Memorial Mariemont OH
25 December 24, 1929 Henry P. Schneider Memorial Carillon Trinity United Church of Christ Holland PA Second Meneely Waterfliet arillon; Relocated from Philadelphia
26 April 19, 1931 Washington Memorial National Carillon
Washington Memorial Chapel
Valley Forge
PA
Third Meneely Watervliet carillon
27 May 10, 1931 Dr. Jose M. Ferrer Memorial Carillon Canterbury School New Milford CT
28 May 30, 1931 Carrie Isabelle Raymond Memorial Carillon
First-Plymouth Congregational Church Lincoln NE
29 June 7, 1931 Austin Cornelius Dunham Carillon University of Connecticut Storrs CT Fourth Meneely Watervliet carillon
30 June 26, 1931 Wellesley Carillon
Wellesley College Wellesley MA
31 December 9, 1931 Plumb Memorial Carillon Trinity College Hartford CT
32 December 22, 1931 Shanahan Carillon St. Monica's Catholic Church Santa Monica CA Removed in 1971, reinstalled in new Cathedral in 2002.

February 1932 Hearst Castle Carillon Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument San Simeon CA Electric
33 June 5, 1932 J. Samuel Hammond Carillon
Duke University Durham NC
34 October 15, 1932 Virginia World War Memorial Carillon City of Richmond Richmond VA
35 November 24, 1932
Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon (2)
University of Chicago
Chicago
IL

36 October 22, 1933 Houghton Memorial Carillon St. Paulís School Concord NH
37 1933 Bethany School Chapel Community of the Transfiguration Glendale OH Only carillon by Vanduzen
38 October 23, 1934 Mary Owen Borden Memorial Carillon
St. Georgeís-by-the-River Episcopal Church Rumson NJ
39 November 22, 1935 Beaumont Tower Carillon Michigan State University East Lansing MI
40 December 15, 1935 Christ Church Carillon
Christ Church Grosse Pointe (Episcopal) Grosse Pointe Farms MI
41 March 15, 1936 Memorial Carillon University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison WI

May, 1936 Nemours Carillon
Nemours Estate Wilmington DE Electric Meneely Watervliet
42 December 4, 1936 Charles Baird Carillon University of Michigan (Central Campus) Ann Arbor MI
43 December 25, 1936 Hillcrest Park Carillon
Hillcrest Park Cemetery Springfield MA
44 September 11, 1937 Davis Memorial Carillon Alfred University Alfred NY Not playable
45 November 13, 1937 Belle Brown Northcott Memorial Carillon Luray Caverns Luray VA

1940
New Brunswick Theological Seminary New Brunswick NJ Electric from 1939 NY World's Fair
46 February 2, 1941 Callie Self Memorial Carillon Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church Greenwood SC From 1939 NY World's Fair
47 March 18, 1941 Lou Henry Hoover Carillon Stanford University Stanford CA From 1939 NY World's Fair
48 December 24, 1941
Deeds Carillon
Carillon Historical Park
Dayton
OH
Only carillon by Meneely (Troy)

1943
Grace Cathedral San Francisco CA Electric; from Golden Gate Exposition
49 September 28, 1947 Nestle Muller Memorial Carillon First Presbyterian Church Stamford CT
50 December 24, 1947 Sally Woods Rucker Memorial Carillon
Christ Episcopal Church Charlottesville VA
51 December 18, 1949 St. Martinís Episcopal Church St. Martinís Episcopal Church New York City NY Not playable.
52 May 27, 1951 World War II Memorial Carillon University of Kansas Lawrence KS
53 October 21, 1951 Culver Academies Carillon
The Culver Academies Culver IN
54 December 23, 1951 Christopher Hansen Memorial Carillon Central United Methodist Church Lansing MI
55 May 25, 1952 Memorial Tower Carillon Grosse Pointe Memorial Church Grosse Pointe Farms MI

June 1, 1952
Southern Methodist University Dallas TX Electric
56 September 16, 1952 Redwine Carillon Midwestern State University Wichita Falls TX
57 March 11, 1953 McMurry Carillon
McMurry University Abilene TX  From International Trade Fair in Mexico City
58 April 5, 1953 Harry A. and Mariah H. Seabrook & Thomas
Family Memorial Carillon
St. Paulís Episcopal Church Cleveland Heights OH
59 October 18, 1953 Memorial Carillon University of Montana Missoula MT
60 December 6, 1953 Cora Allison Leavens Memorial Carillon The Church of St. John the Divine Houston TX
61 December 24, 1953 Nordan Memorial Carillon Central Christian Church San Antonio TX
62 December 24, 1953 Saint Albanís Carillon
St. Albanís Episcopal Church Waco TX
63 January 10, 1954 Laurance Hearne Armour Memorial Carillon Northwestern University Evanston IL
64 May 5, 1954 The Netherlands Carillon National Park Service Arlington VA
65 May 9, 1954 Arter Memorial Carillon Church of the Saviour Cleveland Heights OH
66 September 12, 1954 The Jackson Memorial Carillon First Presbyterian Church Jackson TN
67 November 25, 1954 Westminster Carillon Westminster Presbyterian Church Oklahoma City OK
67 December 5, 1954 The Thomas Dry Howie Memorial Carillon The Citadel Charleston SC
69 March 20, 1955 Memorial Carillon The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Corpus Christi TX
70 September 16, 1956 Vernon V. Harris Memorial Carillon St. Lukeís United Methodist Church Oklahoma City OK
71 December 14, 1956 Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon Norwich University Northfield VT From 1934 Chicago World's Fair
72 October 15, 1957 Dorothea Carlile Carillon Smith College Northampton MA  
73 December 22, 1957 Kaap Memorial Carillon First Evangelical Lutheran Church Green Bay WI
74 February 16, 1958 Myriel Doris Mohnke Memorial Carillon Trinity Lutheran Church Houston TX
75 April 12, 1959 Leonidas Polk Memorial Carillon University of the South Sewanee TN

April 14, 1959 Robert A. Taft Memorial Carillon Architect of the Capitol Washington DC Electric
76 October 4, 1959 Memorial Carillon Atlantic Methodist Church North Quincy MA Sold to Middlebury College in 1984
77 October 18, 1959 Allie Nash Young Memorial Carillon
Hollins University Roanoke VA
78 May 15, 1960 Tower of the Apostles
Kirk in the Hills Bloomfield Hills MI 77 bells
79 September 18, 1960 Simon Goodman Memorial Carillon Wilmington College Wilmington OH From 1958 Brussels World's Fair
80 October 21, 1961 Charles S. Hill Memorial Carillon Former Colorado Women's College Denver CO
81 June 23, 1962 Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon Springfield Park District Springfield IL
82 September 8, 1963 Knight's Tower Carillon National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Washington DC
83 September 22, 1963 Kibbey Carillon Washington National Cathedral Washington DC
84 Spring 1964 Memorial Carillon St. Christopher-by-the-River Church Gates Mills OH
85 November 8, 1964 Flory Memorial Carillon Second Presbyterian Church Newark OH
86 May 3, 1964 Bells of Joy Schwarzwald Lutheran Church Reading PA
87 December 6, 1964 Marguerite Eulalie Chafee Memorial Carillon St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church Aiken SC
88 December 24, 1964 Sidney Case McCammon Memorial Carillon The Episcopal Church of the Ascension Middletown OH
89 May 1966 The Dana-Barton Carillon St. Markís Episcopal Church New Canaan CT
90 September 18, 1966 Memorial Carillon
Covenant Presbyterian Church Charlotte NC
91
September 18, 1966 Burnside Carillon
Furman University Greenville SC
92 September 25, 1966 McRoberts Memorial Carillion Northfield Mt. Herm0n School Gill MA
93 October 2, 1966 Yale Memorial Carillon Yale University New Haven CT
94 October 2, 1966 Carillon Tower University of California, Riverside Riverside CA
95 December 17, 1966 The Niederlander Carillon Calvary Episcopal Church Williamsville NY
96 May 14, 1967
The Philip B. Stanley Carillon
First Church of Christ, Congregational
New Britain
CT

97 June 4, 1967 The Joseph Dill Baker Memorial Carillon City of Frederick Frederick MD
98 October 20, 1967 Wynne Chapel
Austin College
Sherman
TX

99 October 29, 1967 Marquette Building
Marquette University Milwaukee WI
100 May 5, 1968
Rushton Memorial Carillon (2)
Samford University
Birmingham
AL

101 June 9, 1968
Alexander McGaffin Memorial Carillon
Church of the Covenant
Cleveland
OH

102 October 19, 1968 Alumni Memorial Campanile
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls
IA

103 December 24, 1968 George Frederick Jewett Carillon Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Spokane WA
104 May 18, 1969 Henry P. Forker III, & Harry B. McDowell, Jr.
Memorial Carillon
St. Johnís Episcopal Church Sharon PA
105 September 28, 1969
Thomas M. Storke Carillon
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
CA


October 26, 1969 Carillon The Cathedral of Christ the King Kalamazoo MI Electric; removed in 2007, now at the University of Washington
106 June 7, 1970 Gordon Stearns Memorial Carillon First Church of Christ, Congregational West Hartford CT
107 May 9, 1971 Luther Tower
Concordia Seminary St. Louis MO
108 October 22, 1971 Arthur R. Metz Memorial Carillon Indiana University Bloomington IN
109 Fall 1971 School of Music Carillon Indiana University Bloomington IN
110 November 21, 1971 Brownell Carillon
Brownell Memorial Park Morgan City LA
111 October 28, 1973 The Memorial Carillon First Presbyterian Church Gastonia NC
112 December 9, 1973 Hopeman Memorial Carillon University of Rochester Rochester NY
113 September 29, 1974 Catherine Colt Dickey Memorial Carillon St. Thomasí Church, Whitemarsh Ft. Washington PA
114 October 10, 1975 Centennial Carillon Brigham Young University Provo UT
115 May 1976 Baird Memorial Carillon Texas Tech University Lubbock TX
116 May 16, 1976 Pelzman Glockenspiel Smithsonian National Zoological Park Washington DC Not playable.
117 October 9, 1976 Alpha Chi Omega Memorial Carillon DePauw University Greencastle IN
118 November 21, 1976 Glasscock Memorial Carillon First Baptist Church Corpus Christi TX
119 June 2, 1978 Duff-Armington Memorial Carillon Westminster College New Wilmington PA

120 October 20, 1978 The McDonogh Carillon McDonogh School Owings Mills MD
121 October 1978 The Carroll Chimes City of Covington Covington KY
122 November 4, 1978 Janet Jefrey Carlile Harris Carillon Wake Forest University Winston-Salem NC
123 February 12, 1979 Class of 1928 Carillon University of California, Berkeley Berkeley CA
124 May 14, 1979 Century Tower Carillon
University of Florida Gainesville FL
125 1981 Sherrie-John Manor John P. Hall Mechanicsburg PA Four carillons; all sold in early 1990s
126 December 5, 1982
Betty Jane Dimmitt Memorial Carillon
Episcopal Church of the Ascension
Clearwater
FL

127 November 8, 1983
The Centralia Carillon
Centralia Foundation
Centralia
IL

128 December 15, 1983
Idlewild Carillon
Idlewild Presbyterian Church
Memphis
TN

129 June 10, 1984
William James Pharr Carillon
First Presbyterian Church
Belmont
NC

130 December 16,  1984 Porter Memorial Carillon Highland Park United Methodist Church Dallas TX
131 November 5, 1985 Memorial Carillon
Myers Park Presbyterian Church Charlotte NC

May 18, 1986 The Denny Chimes University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL Electric
132 May 24, 1986 Mead Memorial Chapel
Middlebury College Middlebury VT Mead removed from chapel name.
133 October 19, 1986 Theodore C. Butz Memorial Carillon Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe IL
134 May 30, 1987
The Foreman Carillon
Simsbury United Methodist Church
Simsbury
CT

135 September 13, 1987
Carillon
First Baptist Church
Huntsville
AL

136 October 18, 1987 Clemson University Memorial Carillon
Clemson University
Clemson
SC

137 November 14,1987 Kniker Carillon University of Texas Austin TX
138 November 4, 1988
McLane Carillon
Baylor University
Waco
TX

139 December 20, 1988 Henningson Memorial Campanile University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha NE
140 September 16, 1990 Arvella Schuller Carillon Christ Cathedral Garden Grove CA
141 December 8, 1991
Bell Tower Center Carillon
Bell Tower Center Houston
TX


1993
Lyon College Batesville AR Electric
142 November 29, 1993 Carillon Beach Carillon Carillon Beach Institute Panama City Beach FL
143 November 15, 1994 Cook Carillon Grand Valley State University Allendale MI

1994
St.Mark's Episcopal Church Jonesboro AR Electric

September 22, 1995 Donald W. Reynolds Tower University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Fort Smith AR Electric

November 5, 1995
Myers Park United Methodist Church Charlotte NC Electric
144 October 17, 1996 Ann & Robert H. Lurie Carillon University of Michigan, North Campus Ann Arbor MI

1996
Las Sendas Mesa AZ Electric
145 October 5, 1997 Windsor Memorial Carillon
St. Paulís Episcopal Cathedral Des Moines IA
146 October 10, 1997 Marsh Family Memorial Carillon Concord University Athens WV
147 July 15, 1998 The Jean L. Rainwater Carillon Principia College Elsah IL
148 May 8, 1999 Allen Bell Tower
Lipscomb University Nashville
TN

149 October 24, 1999 Carl M. Williams Carillon University of Denver Denver CO
150 June 9, 2000 Millennium Carillon Millennium Carillon Foundation Naperville IL
151 September 8, 2000 Beckering Family Carillon Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids MI
152
October 17, 2000
John Courter Carillon
Berea College
Berea
KY


2000 Fredericks Family Memorial Carillon Lock Haven University Lock Haven PA Electric
153 May 28, 2001 Longwood Gardens Carillon Longwood Gardens Kennett Square PA
154 April 13, 2002 Jane A. Meyer Carillon Missouri State University Springfield MO
155 April 27, 2002 Shafer Tower
Ball State University Muncie IN
156 June 15, 2002 Floyd and Juanita Smith Carillon Penn State Behrend Erie PA
157 October 12, 2002 Macoska Carillon
St. Maryís of Redford Catholic Church Detroit MI
158 2002 Carillon
St. Thomas Church New York City NY

2003
Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa AL Electric

2003 Dean B. Ellis Library Carillon Arkansas State University Jonesboro AR Electric
159 May 16, 2004 The Childrenís Carillon The Presbyterian Church of La Porte La Porte IN
160 June 5, 2004 Henry Vincent Couper Memorial Carillon University of Massachusetts, Amherst Amherst MA
161 April 19, 2005 Roosevelt Family Carillon St. Mark's School of Texas Dallas TX
162 July 10, 2005 Tiffany Carillon
St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church Bloomfield Hills MI
163 September 11, 2005 Moroney Carillon
Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe Dallas TX
164 October 23, 2005 Middleton Family Carillon Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Bryn Mawr PA
165
November 5, 2005 Wesleyan Carillon
Wesleyan University Middletown CT
166
April 9, 2006
Church Carillon
Central Lutheran Church
Minneapolis
MN

167 October 14, 2006 Thornton Carillon
St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church Scottsdale AZ
168 September 30, 2007 The Linnie M. Barger Memorial Carillon St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church Ooltewah TN

August 2012 Van Bergen RiverPlace Greenville SC Electric | News article
169 April 13, 2014 Parks Carillon
Plainfield United Methodist Church Plainfield IL
170 September 19, 2014 Elliott Carillon
Oakland University Rochester MI
171 July 26, 2017 Gordon Carillon
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral Raleigh NC
172 September 16, 2017 Samuel R. Brown Memorial Carillon
Salisbury University Salisbury MD
173 February 19, 2018 Trinity Carillon
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral San Jose CA
174 April 5, 2018 Gordon Stuart Peek Foundation Carillon
University of Washington Seattle WA
175 May 5, 2019 The Andrew W. Crawford Memorial Carillon
Venice Performing Arts Center Venice FL Formerly a traveling carillon.

October 3, 2020 Park Avenue Presbyterian Church Park Avenue Presbyterian Church New York City NY Electric | News article
176 May 14, 2021 Memorial Belltower North Carolina State University Raleigh NC
177 August 24, 2022 Durfee Carillon B.M.C. Durfee High School Fall River MA Only public high school with a carillon.


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