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Rock of Ages

560 Graniteville Road, Barre, VT 05654
877-870-9057
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Barre
Type: Mines
Activities: Shopping, Group tours/bus tour, Walking
Description: The world's largest quarry.
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New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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White Mountains NH
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is one of those attractions that doesn't have a lot of obvious pizazz or allure, especially for a family with older kids who are not easily entertained. For example, there's no water slide or zipline or anything that might appeal to a thrill seeking teen. What the Rock of Ages tour does offer however, is a 35 minute, affordable... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For $5, this is a bargain. A short bus ride with interesting narration by the guide, plus time to ask questions at the site. Amazing views of the quarry plus two adjacent abandoned quarries and the scenic countryside beyond. Afterward as recommended, we drove over to look at some of the creative monuments at Hope Cemetery. It was 10 or... More

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Payson, Utah
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited Rock Of Ages hoping to do a tour learn a bit about the industry and see the men at work. But alas toddlers dictate a bit! So lucky enough the have a free movie and a free observation spot at the factory right there.... The tour they said was a bus ride and about 40 minutes long, our... More

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WESTERN MASS.
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168 reviews 168 reviews
54 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Once we found ourselves lost by MapQuest directions, using Circle, then Batchelder Streets, into residential areas, my son pulled out his phone and directed us to the actual visitors center. The rain showers happened while we were driving and when we were inside watching the movie. Outside, we had sunshine for bowling, albeit slippery on the granite, and a well... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We saw a brochure for the Rock of Ages quarry tour and decided to check it out. We had no idea what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised with the visitor center, factory and quarry. The visitor center houses a gift shop as well as a short video describing the history of the quarry. Across from there is the... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We got there too late to take a tour (thus only 4 stars) but the helpful woman at the visitor center gave us great info. So, we saw the manufacturing plant (from the viewing area) and watched the video. The video answered many of our questions about how the granite is actually mined. And we then went to see the... More

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