Preserving the Past for Future Generations

National Historic Landmark, 11 historic structures, and 5 museums throughout 22 acres

(831) 624-3261

 

“. . . cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children.”
–Theodore Roosevelt

“. . . cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children.”
–Theodore Roosevelt

MISSION BELLS

Completed 2009

In 2009, the Carmel Mission Foundation renovated nine bells from the Carmel Mission’s South Bell Tower. The bells were remounted and equipped with automatic strikers. Cracks were discovered on two of the bells, which were subsequently recast in Holland. The community celebrated the “Return of the Bells” with a special celebration that included ringing the bells and more. Each bell has a name, which include the St. John of the Cross bell cast in Mexico in 1781, the Ave Maria bell from 1807, the Guadalupe bell cast in 1804 at the Carmel Mission, and more.

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