The World Peace Bell at the Millennium Monument site was designed cast by the Verdin Company of Cincinnati. The casting actually took place in France and the bell was shipped across the Atlantic and carried up the Mississippi River to the Ohio River. At the time of its dedication in 1999 until 2006, this bell was the largest swinging bell in the World with the largest now being the Gotenba Bell in Japan.
On New Year’s Eve in 1999, the bell officially rang in the new millennium at midnight in the year 2000. Today the bell rings just a few minutes before noon each day in order not to conflict with the church bells in the surrounding areas.
This is one of over 20 peace bells around the world.
World Peace Bell
425 York Street, Newport