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Rock of Ages

Address: 560 Graniteville Road, Barre, VT 05654
Phone Number: 877-870-9057
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Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Barre
Type: Mines, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Group tours/bus tour, Walking
Owner description: The world's largest quarry.
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Type: Mines, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Group tours/bus tour, Walking
Owner description: The world's largest quarry.

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Barre, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I grew up in this area, but had never been on the Rock of Ages tour. I was surprised with how much I did not know about the industry. It gives you a great overview of the process, from removing it from the ground to the finished product.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My Papa's headstone was made here and it is honestly one of the most beautiful headstones I have seen. My father and uncle drew the picture and Rock of Ages cooperated with them 100%. While my parents, aunts, and uncles were working on the headstone, us grandchildren were kept occupied as well with a video and a tour. The person... More 

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Seattle
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A visit can consist of a guided tour by bus to the quarry (this costs $5) and a free visit to the large factory where granite workers are shaping stones into statues and headstones. The bus tour is well worth the $5. The guide is excellent and informative. The day I was there was windy and cool but it was... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Fun stop if you have never been to a granite quarry! Amazing to see how it's done plus you can take a piece of granite as a souvenir -Free! These are true artisans and you gain an appreciation for the work that goes into transforming something from the earth to a finished product. They offer a short movie on the... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was impressed with the visitor's center at the Rock of Ages plant. There is a variety of tools used on display alongside many examples of products made with the granite. The video was actually pretty well put-together and presented a good overview of the history behind the industry and the area. With amazing memorials being only a short drive... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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184 reviews 184 reviews
78 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is incredible the amount of granite that is being quarried and you have to see the workers mining it to absorb how much granite is there. Tour guides are great, interesting factory tour. For fun there is a bowling alley, one lane, made of granite near the entrance sigh, where we knocked down few pins.

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Chico, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place is incredible! It was easy to find, the staff were all terrific, and the level of artistry displayed in the museum is simply amazing. Our tour guide was very informative, clearly and thoroughly explaining how the original workers lived and worked. And we were so lucky at the quarry! We got to watch as a huge piece of... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
69 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You enter the visitors center/gift shop to pay for your tour. You are given a bus ticket and then board a school bus that takes you out to the quarry. All along the way you are given a geological history of the land and a history of how granite has been quarried throughout the years. The quarry is quite impressive!... More 

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East Central FL
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170 reviews 170 reviews
50 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The tour guide is very informative and is a wealth of information. He took the time to explain the history of the quarry and surrounding area interwoven with bits of information about granite. You get to stand right near the quarry and watch work being done. All the while the guide explained how the granite was quarried in the past... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
31 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Rock of Ages Quarry was one of the top locations on our agenda when we were planning our trip to Vermont. We drove up from the Killington area and had a beautiful drive on a gorgeous fall day. The quarry was easy to find and there was plenty of visitor parking. The staff in the visitor center were very... More 

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