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“So much History about Marble in Vermont” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vermont Marble Museum

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
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Owner description: Vermont Marble Museum is a hidden gem in Vermont! Come and discover how many buildings and monuments in Washington, D.C. have been built with Vermont marble. Learn about geology in our "Earth Alive" discovery room. Try your hand at marble sculpting with Allen Dwight - resident sculptor.See the original blueprints for the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" - and see the award winning film about the quarrying and carving of the Tomb.
Rutland, Vermont, United States
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“So much History about Marble in Vermont”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The VT Marble Museum has so much history about the marble industry in VT. You can see a movie to start and than tour the building with so many things made of Marble. I think one of the greatest is the Hall of Presidents. They have bust of the Presidents in one of the rooms. You learn how many buildings in our nations capitol are made from Marble that came from Vermont.

Visited August 2012
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Summit, New Jersey
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“Loved it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting to learn about the Marble industry through movies, pictures, displays and the guides. They have a wonderful room of Presidental sculptures that have fun facts to read about each President. Fun to watch the on site sculptor and see the different types of marble and how it's used. Did you know the excess marble scrap is ground down and used in some foods as calcium carbonate. Great museum store also. Take some time to drive around the town to see the Marble bridge, church and fire department among other buildings.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Unusual museum -- make sure it is still open”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

A very unusual museum -- all about marble including a history of marble in the US, a hall of presidents with marble busts of the presidents and somewhat unusual facts about some of them, a film about the tomb of the unknown soldier, a sculptor a showroom of marble including kitchen displays. It was rather interesting if somewhat eclectic and made for a nice stop on our way from Burlington to Cooperstown. However when we were there it seemed like 2012 would be its last season so check before you go.

Visited August 2012
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“Vermont Marble Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

A very important part of Vermont history is a "must" visit. Learn about the emigration of Italian artisans from the hills of Carrara, Italy to lend their expertise to marble excavation.

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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We visited this place because there are so many US buildings and monuments made from marble. The museum is a historic account of marble in America. The gift shop has many items for sale made from Vermont marble as well as items made from marble around the world.
There is a sculptor usually on site doing some commission sculptures.
Marble pieces are not cheap but they are beautiful and forever,

Visited October 2012
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