Bell Tower to Open Weekends in May

An iconic structure in Jefferson will be reopening to the public soon.

The Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower in Jefferson will be open to the public Saturdays and Sundays in May from 10am-4pm. Tour Director Pat Richards says last year the bell tower was closed for a variety of reasons, including repairing some of the bells, to window replacements and having to be closed because of the pandemic. She is excited for the upcoming season and to welcome visitors back.

“We not only act as tour guides for our bell tower, we’re ambassadors for the community, which is not hard work at all, it sells itself. But it’s so much fun to go up in our elevator to the observation deck and point out all the great things in Jefferson and hear all of the wonderful comments that people make.”

Admission is $3 for adults and those 18 and younger are free due to the sponsorship of the Jefferson Rotary Club.   

April 26, 2021 – Raccoon Valley Radio