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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, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Group tours/bus tour, Walking
Owner description: The world's largest quarry.
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Type: Mines, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Group tours/bus tour, Walking
Owner description: The world's largest quarry.

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Seattle
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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71 reviews 71 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
73 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
50 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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