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Vermont Marble Museum

52 Main Street, Proctor, VT 05765
802 459 2300
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Proctor
Type: Museums
Traveler Description:  Whether politics, history, geology, or just the milky white beauty of the marble interests you, the Vermont Marble Museum has something for every... more »
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East Central FL
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145 reviews 145 reviews
44 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I guess I was hoping to see some quarry mining but that wasn't the case. None-the-less, this was a good visit. We learned about how marble forms and what kinds of marble come from Vermont as well as other places around the world. The displays were well done and full of information. Especially interesting was the story about the Tomb... More

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Cape Cod
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A large museum with a comprehensive review of the history, geology and technology of marble mining in Vermont. Start with the video on the Vermont Marble company, then tour the many rooms. It is interesting for children and adults, particularly if you are considering marble countertops for your new or remodeled kitchen and bath. Vermont marble found its way into... More

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Western US
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was a very unexpected surprise. Two excellent videos followed by numerous display rooms with lots of history regarding marble production. In addition there is an amazing exhibit room devoted to geology called Earth Alive.

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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132 reviews 132 reviews
22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Having enjoyed several days in western Vermont, I know know that the state's heritage is maple syrup, mountains, and marble. This museum was our education in the third "m" in that list. The site itself is important, one the Proctor marble works, a major facility for finishing and selling the products of the state's marble quarries. To get there, you... More

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This museum was a pleasant surprise. The staff were polite, and the gift shop was well supplied with marble trinkets and other interesting items. Worth a visit.

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Pittsford, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Loved seeing the "Hall of Presidents" which had been sculpted in white marble on plaques and the other sculptures that you can see throughout the museum. Wonderful gift shop with some lovely items: jewelry,rolling pins, salt and pepper shakers, coasters,trivets all made in various colors of marble. If you need marble for rolling out your pastry, they had large pieces... More

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I highly recommend this stop for all ages. There is so much more here than one would expect. We thought we'd spend about 45 minutes, but stayed for an hour and a half.

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VermontMarble, Owner at Vermont Marble Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming, it is always a pleasure to chat with our visitors! More

Markleysburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This experience was amazing, lots of history, unbelievable workmanship by the Artists. The staff was a delight and recommend other places to visit, Covered Bridges. Thanks Gals

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VermontMarble, Owner at Vermont Marble Museum, responded to this review

Our employees are the best! Desiree, Beverly, Helen, June, Eme, Megan, Mary Ellen, Ann Z. & Allen! More

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a wonderful museum with a lot of information and history to absorb. There is a wonderful gift shop to shop and explore. It is definitely worth visiting!

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New York City, New York
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129 reviews 129 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This museum is, on the one hand, and valuable reflection on a key Vermont industry that has influenced not just the environs, but the country. There's a great exhibit on the use of marble, its importance to national architecture, the Vermont Marble Company, and mining. On the other hand, short shrift is given to its own labor history, or reflection... More

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VermontMarble, Owner at Vermont Marble Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your input - beginning 2014, we will be a non-profit, affiliated with the Preservation Trust of Vermont. Going forward, we hope to delve more into the history of the immigrant and local population that worked at the company, document their lives and track their descendants. Almost 1/4 of museum visitors have relatives that worked for the company... More

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