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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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Great tour guide

Went on a tour here first thing in the morning with 2 friends, we were the only ones on the tour on this cold day, but the people in the gift shop and the tour guide was so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Went on a tour here first thing in the morning with 2 friends, we were the only ones on the tour on this cold day, but the people in the gift shop and the tour guide was so knowledgeable that I learned so much!!! Even got to see them raise a 5,000 lb. block of granite out of the quarry!!!

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Milford, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We took our three kids to the quarry on our way to New Hampshire from Burlington, VT. It was a fantastic stop and was very informative. There is a granite bowling lane and the kids took turns bowling as well as an informative video that shared the story of the quarry. Worth the stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Johan is an excellent tour guide and watching operations at the beautiful quarry was fascinating; wish we could have spent longer. Better even than I'd hoped and WELL worth doing.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We did both the quarry and factory tours. The tour guide was excellent, providing both history and current processes. The factory was not working during their annual 2 weeks in July maintenance shutdown, but the lights were on so we could still see the facility. Our tour guide gave us an extra briefing on how the factory worked during his... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were on our way to Ben & Jerrys and decided to stop since the AAA book said the quarry was in the Star Trek movie. Who would think a quarry would be interesting but it was very good. Very worthwhile for a quick visit on the tour

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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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

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