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“Very interesting place to visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rock of Ages

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
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Owner description: The world's largest quarry.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very interesting place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We dropped by this place on our way out of the area. I'm glad we did. The overlook of the factory floor was very interesting. The people working demonstrated real artistry. Equally as interesting was how they moved the granite pieces around the factory. This would be a great thing for a budding engineer to visit. The grounds were very nice as well. The free video was informative, if you can look past the "infomercial". Glad we stopped.

Visited September 2013
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Dansville, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very interesting tour. Granite goes into ground for several miles.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

People were very friendly and the tour was most informative, There were lovely information center buildings that were very informative.

Visited September 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Extremely well managed tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We always have a million questions, and the nice lady leading our tour was able to answer them all. We enjoyed seeing the workers both in the quarry and in the factory, (a short film in the visitor's center made the factory self-guided tour more understandable). They even have a bin of rock scraps in case you really really REALLY want shards of roc to haul home (I took four of them, but they were small...). Well worth the time.

Visited September 2013
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Milton, Delaware
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42 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Our quarry experience...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We visited late on Friday and missed the last tour so returned on a Saturday morning. No bus tours on the weekend. Also, no factory tours. But a very personal tour--just three of us and a guide. The guide, a retired employee, was very knowledgeable of the whole process. He answered all our questions and shared a wealth of experience.

Visited September 2013
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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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“A very different tour experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

This was really amazing: so glad we found Rock of Ages on TA. It was a completely different "shop floor". The narrator on the bus was extremely knowledgable. The view from the cliff overlooking the quarry was breathtaking, as you get to watch the workers in action. They don't mine the granite in the winter for obvious reasons. One slip, and ........ The tour continues in the factory, now self guided. What a large operation. Craftsmen as far as you can see. The room size and depth reminds one of the room where they stored the "ark" in Indiana Jones! Finish up in the gift shop and view samples of their craft.

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