Bodega Bay, California: Children's Bell Tower

After their child was gunned down by robbers in Italy during a vacation, the family selflessly donated his organs to Italians awaiting transplants. The open-air tower includes 140 bells, most donated from Italy to remember young Nicholas Green.

Address:
2306-2708 Shoreline Hwy, Bodega Bay, CA
Directions:
US 1 Coastal Hwy, just north of town, south of Bodega Dunes Campground, behind Bodega Bay Community Center. Take dirt road past community garden to parking lot.
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Children's Bell Tower.

Children's Bell Tower

Children's bell tower.

[Lori, 02/11/2016]

The 18 ft. tall 140-bell tower is dedicated to all children, but is a memorial to Nicholas Green, a 7-year old shot and killed in 1994 by robbers while visiting Italy with his family. The family donated his organs to Italians waiting for transplants, which sparked a surge in Italians and others signing donor cards. Most of the bells on the tower were donated by families, schools and churches in Italy.


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