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Rock of Ages

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Address: 560 Graniteville Road, Barre, VT 05654
Phone Number: 877-870-9057
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The world's largest quarry.

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Interesting and educational

The tour (very reasonably priced) starts with a video and chance to go thru the gift shop in the visitor center. You can then take a self guided tour overlooking the factory. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Cathy B
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour (very reasonably priced) starts with a video and chance to go thru the gift shop in the visitor center. You can then take a self guided tour overlooking the factory. The quarry tour requires you to drive your own car while following a guide for a couple of miles. Overlooking the quarry, you are treated to an informative... More 

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nyc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with an informative video in the visitors center then proceeded to our cars to follow the tour guide to the quarry site.Todd, our guide, was a super presenter, and the topics covered were just right for a general audience. Questions were answered with detail and patience, and we had plenty of time to take photos of the very... More 

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Earlysville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here while in the area and glad we did. Interesting to actually see the works in progress. Could have watched for hours!

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no longer a bus ride up to the quarries - you follow the guide's car in your own. It's well done, the guide is informative, and the whole deal is rather informal. If you come as the tour is departing, they'll let you pay afterwards. The tour of the factory is free, and you can watch both automated... More 

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West Milford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an impressive site. My husband and I found this to be very interesting. We first watched a video about the place and then drove up with our guide to the top of the quarry. You actually watch them work. Very informative time spent there. When we got back down to the center we then were able to go take... More 

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Oklahoma City, OK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed touring the plant where we learned so much about granite and monuments. The visitors center was interesting too. Very clean and the people were friendly and helpful. We didn't have time for the tour of the quarry but drove up the road to see an abandoned quarry that is now a lake which was very interesting. Seeing piles... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The site of the quarry is pretty impressive. It's a massive scale and a pretty piece of scenery in itself. They only charge $4 for a tour. You can also guide yourself through the plant (during the week anyway), observing workers from above as the craft memorial stones. The gift shop has a movie that gives background details. Granite gifts... More 

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Upstate NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fascinating tour. You drive up to a quarry overlook and see granite actually being cut from the ground. Then you watch a video explaining the quarry process and how granite is shaped into memorial stones, statues, and the like. The you get to stand on a balcony overlooking the enormous factory for as long as you like... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I just went to the visitor center and watched the video on the history of the company. Didn't realize most of their business was making cemetary monuments, which was a little creepy. Didn't feel like waitin another hour for the quarry tour, so was a little disappointed.

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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This location specializes in monuments. Beautiful and inspiring. You can do a self guided tour and an inexpensive tour of the quarry. Very interesting. We like 'different' things. If you do plan a stop here.

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