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Better Than Expected

There is a small charge for the tour. You will be driven to the top of the hill in an air... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
teacher152015
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Lexington, Kentucky
Learned About Granite Mining & Tombstone Design/Construction

We spent a total of 1 hour and 30 minutes at this attraction. First we watched the interesting... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
TNKaz
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Kingston, TN
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560 Graniteville Rd, Barre, VT 05654-8001
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The Rock of Ages information center is near Barre. You can see the quarry from the road as you arrive. The center has history, examples of stone, and nice gifts. The people were very friendly. There are tours of the plant, although we did not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Todd P, Guest Relations Manager at Rock of Ages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking time to review our attraction. I do hope you will visit us again in the future and perhaps take the guided tour of the quarry or the self-guided tour of the artisans in our factory.

Reviewed November 4, 2018

There is a small charge for the tour. You will be driven to the top of the hill in an air conditioned van. There you will have good views of the pit with water colors that were unique. It was interesting to learn about the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Todd P, Guest Relations Manager at Rock of Ages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I appreciate your taking the time to provide this detailed review.

Reviewed November 1, 2018

We spent a total of 1 hour and 30 minutes at this attraction. First we watched the interesting video that runs continuously in the Visitor Center. Then we were taken in a 14-person van to view the actual quarry. It takes 5 minutes or less...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Todd P, Guest Relations Manager at Rock of Ages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am very glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for taking time to write this review.

Reviewed October 29, 2018

What a fascinating place to visit, we had a former employee as our guide and he explained the ownership changed of the business over the years. He told us the story about Granite and how it is mined today with our dynamite. They have a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Todd P, Guest Relations Manager at Rock of Ages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed October 27, 2018

A stunning site with a very interesting ex "quarryman" guide. The sound of a tour of a quarry does not raise the pulse but the scale and the "story behind the site" make it well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David M
Todd P, Guest Relations Manager at Rock of Ages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your visit here with others on TripAdvisor.

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here hoping to learn about granite quarrying. The tour was very interesting and informative. We got to see the quarry and had the different quarrying methods explained and were shown different types of granite and told what they were used for and why....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth M
Todd P, Guest Relations Manager at Rock of Ages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for recommending us to others. I am glad you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed October 7, 2018

Learned all about granite, and how it is produced. Guide was very informative, and the tour was quite interesting!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Todd P, Guest Relations Manager at Rock of Ages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us.

Reviewed October 5, 2018

Able to see wor in process in 160,000 sq ft facility. For $5 can take a tour of quarry which was very interesting. However, guide while knowledgeable, did not have a microphone (especially in van) and those with hearing impairments had difficulties. Other than that,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Todd P, Guest Relations Manager at Rock of Ages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that some in your party were unable to hear properly. I will remind the guides to be certain to ask if everyone can hear properly.

Reviewed October 4, 2018

We started at the Visitors Center, were warmly greeted by Johan. He did the general overview with instructions about the visitors center and the tour to the quarry. Then he had us all load into a large van that took us to the top of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gfew
Todd P, Guest Relations Manager at Rock of Ages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. I will let Johan know that you enjoyed his tour.

Reviewed October 3, 2018

The visitors center is great. Handicapped ok They take you out on mini buses to see the quarry. You can visit the manufacturing company beside the visitor center and watch The employees work on the granite.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Todd P, Guest Relations Manager at Rock of Ages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your enthusiastic review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit with us.

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Response from Todd P | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Our tours of the quarry begin on Friday, May 22nd and operate M-Sat., 9:15-3:35 (Closed July 4th). From Sep. 1 - Oct. 18, the tours operate M-Sun. The cost is $6 per adult, $5.50 per senior... More
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