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Rock of Ages

560 Graniteville Road, Barre, VT 05654
877-870-9057
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Barre
Type: Mines
Activities: Shopping, Group tours/bus tour, Walking
Description: The world's largest quarry.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful drive in the fall to Barre, Vt.and visited many covered bridges on the way. Rock of Ages quarry was easy to locate, followed the signs. Beautiful gift shop and information center. We thoroughly enjoyed the guided bus tour (reasonable fee) and the observation area was awesome. Enjoyed the viewing area in the sculpture studio and visited Hope Cemetery. We... More

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Marlboro, New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a very informative tour of the granite quarry. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Compared to some tours the price was relatively inexpensive. We went in to the factory but since it was Saturday, there was only a few people working. Amazing to see how large this operation really is!!

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Waterloo, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

One of our hosts told us about Rock of Ages so we decided to check it out and we are glad we did. Our tour guide was very informative and we were luck enough to be the only 2 people on the tour so we could ask all the questions we wanted. Will tell people that Rock of Ages is... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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55 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were told about this place from a VT local on the ferry to Burlington and they said it was a must-see visit. WOW, were they right on. The quarry tour is fun, informative and short. Easy to find, no crowds and plenty of parking at the visitor center. Be sure to see the cemetery a short distance away where... More

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Dallas, TX
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was basically just passing through town when I looked up things to do in Barre on tripadvisor. Oh my, I am glad I went!! Prior to the tour I had a picnic out on the tables by the parking lot and enjoyed the beautiful day. They do sell some food and drinks onsite and have several tables on the... More

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went to the quarries to see where our grandfather worked when he arrived in Vermont from Italy. The price for the tour was very inexpensive and the guide was so informative......very knowledgeable and funny as well. Only 15 minutes from Montpelier and well worth the drive.

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New Hampshire
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you want granite this is the place to go. Hop on a bus and take a quarry tour with Johan / John he knows his stuff. Then go take a tour of the factory on your own, It's cool. It's amazing when taking pictures of gravestones for genealogy, you never think how much work goes into them stones. It... More

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We took the tour to the mine, watched the factory workers, and sandblasted a tile to bring home. The most fun was the free peices of granite, and bowling.

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Orlando, FL
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited the Rock of Ages plant and quarry. The plant is a free self guided tour where you are above the workers but you can view the steps of the granite being cut, designed, sent to sandblasting machines and then coming out for anything else needed. If you want you cann purchase a ticket to take their bus to... More

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USA
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17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

On a day that consisted of driving around Vermont and taking in factory tours at Lake Champlain chocolates, Ben and Jerry's, Simon Pearce, and Rock of Ages, this one was the clear winner. The most appealing aspect of it is that you typically wouldn't have seen anything like it before, and so your expectations are somewhat low, but then you'll... More

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