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Maine Granite Industry Museum

Address: 62 Beech Hill Crossroad, Mount Desert, ME
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Went here with my 9 year-old grandsons. Thought that they would be bored, but I was so wrong. Steve got them to help with splitting a large granite rock, which they loved. The small museum is worth spending some time in, and you will come away with a great understanding of this industry.

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This tiny one room museum contains a treasure trove of tools, photographs, stories, and stone samples collected over a life time by the museum's founder and curator Steve Baynes. Our interest in the area's granite industry was piqued because we were staying in a cabin in Hall's Quarry overlooking Somes Sound where there was much evidence of past quarrying practices.... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Maine Granite Industry Museum is an outstanding view into the history of this industry. Steve is extremely knowledgable and very personable. Highly recommend.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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160 reviews 160 reviews
68 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I do know the owner personally as we hostes two craft shows. He does beautiful work. Clocks inside of smoothed granite. Granite is the state of Maine's official stone. Wortha visit during your time in the area.

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Ithaca, New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We just happened upon this place and I must say No one should miss seeing this rare treat in downeast Maine. If you are in the Acadia area be sure to stop in and see this unique treasure house. The curator has put together the most comprehensive collection of artefacts and granite samples as well as reams of documentation covering... More 

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