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Address: 560 Graniteville Road, Barre, VT 05654
Phone Number: 877-870-9057
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Activities: Shopping, Group tours/bus tour, Walking
Description: The world's largest quarry.

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A must stop activity when in Vermont

The Rock of Ages Quarry is a must do if you are in the state of Vermont. The staff provides the opportunity to take you into a working granite quarry. One thing that I noticed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Mount Olive, North Carolina

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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Rock of Ages Quarry is a must do if you are in the state of Vermont. The staff provides the opportunity to take you into a working granite quarry. One thing that I noticed pretty quickly was that the tour is handicap accessible, as there is an elevator for the factory and there is a lift on the bus... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had never heard of Rock of Ages. However, my husband is an engineer and is well read in this field. He was anxious to see the mine while we were in this part of Vermont. I must say I found the tour and the museum to be very interesting. Apparently though we missed the best part as we did... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The quarry on the tour was also used in one of the Star Wars movies. Hard to recognize it, from the movie. The tour is very interesting and informative. The guides know their stuff well. Take time to do the factory tour, it's free (the bus tour isn't). You can also buy a piece of granite to sandblast a design... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Quarry tour was interesting , informative, and fun, Small fee for quarry visit but worth it.. We were able to watch a piece being lifted out of the quarry. Didn't realize how large a piece until it was set down and a worker was standing next to it. Amazing! Second tour was in production building, self guided for free. Equally... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The quarry was so amazing to see and interesting to learn how much goes into creating something beautiful out of granite. It was truly amazing! Make sure to view the movie in the gift shop prior to your tour, and check out all the wonderful items for sale.

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boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Quarries are pretty fascinating places - how do you cut and remove a 200 ton piece of granite from a mountain? Visit Rock of Ages and you will learn. A visit to the quarry includes a history of how granite became an industry in Vermont and a look down into the quarry itself. You come to appreciate the scale and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Most people know very little about headstones, but even fewer know anything about the extensive process behind quarrying granite. Truly fascinating to anyone of any age 8 and up. The quarry itself is... you just have to see it for yourself. It will blow your mind how big it is. And there's much more to take in at the Rock... More 

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Barre, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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
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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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Address: 560 Graniteville Road, Barre, VT 05654
Phone Number: 877-870-9057
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Barre

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