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This was a great exhibit showing the granite and it’s importance in Barre. Great to learn about how... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
bronekz52
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Meaford, Canada
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Learn about Barre Granite History

As a Vermonter I knew very little about how huge the granite industry was in the boom time. Shows... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
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Nov 18, 2019
“Information about granite carving”
Jul 2, 2018
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The Vermont Granite Museum is located within an authentic turn-of-the-century granite manufacturing plant, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We offer our guests a stimulating environment for discovering the geology, technology, and...more
Suggested Duration:1-2 hours
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7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre, VT 05641-2527
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We visited this museum on October 11. There is free parking in front of the museum. You will find information about the carving process and some of the artists. Do not expect a state of the art museum
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This was a great exhibit showing the granite and it’s importance in Barre. Great to learn about how it worked and the employees that worked in the industry. The difference in pay for the workers and unions function in the industry. Saw old advertisements and papers and different
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As a Vermonter I knew very little about how huge the granite industry was in the boom time. Shows how there were hundreds of family granite companies and the population grew from 2000 to 12,000. Having just read the book Bread and Roses that had a lot to do with the granite
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The old Jones Brother Granite Plant is a great place to learn all the many uses of stone found in Vermont long history of stone and the local Barre Industry. Along with learning how Granites and Marbles are converted into beautiful outdoor art and memorials, carved by Granite
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The museum is still in process but had lots of hands on exhibits that looked like they'd be great for kids. Most helpful was the recommendations from the incredibly nice museum guide who told us to take a hike through the abandoned quarries and provided detailed maps.
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