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Rock of Ages

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Address: 560 Graniteville Road, Barre, VT 05654
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+1 877-870-9057
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The world's largest quarry.

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The Granite capitol of the east!

You won't want to miss this look in the heart of Central Vermont. In years gone by this was a very busy place. Wonderful tours and scenery. To top this tour off one should go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Christine Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't want to miss this look in the heart of Central Vermont. In years gone by this was a very busy place. Wonderful tours and scenery. To top this tour off one should go to Hope Cemetery to see all the finished work of these artisans.

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Thank Christine Z
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I have been here twice in one month with my 9 yr old children. The first time we took the full tour and the guide was excellent. There is a video in the visitors center that is short and worth watching. Behind the Visitors Center there is a bin of scrap granite, different colors, and my children pawed through it... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The tour here was the gem of our bus tour to Vermont. This site is incredible and Eric, the Master Carver of the monuments and statuary was fascinating to listen to. He presented a slide show of some of his work that took your breath away. I thought this would be boring but rather, it was so incredible. I would... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Stopped by with my folks and didn't realize prior that they specialize in gravestones and memorials. Watched a little video to learn about the quarry and their work; it's a little promotional, but still interesting. Had fun trying to bowl on the granite lane and walked through the factory viewing area. We then went up to see the quarry. The... More 

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Painted Post, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A lot of ads stating how interesting this place is...too bad for us we went late in October and missed the tours....so we watched a movie...looked around...saw the marble bowling alley...pretty boring actually and a lot about memorial markers...very nice ones but thought it would be more about marble in buildings and such

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very informative tour. Nora takes you out to the mining area and explains so many things about the mining of granite and the history of the process.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Rock of Ages is a worthwhile tour to see the the large quarry where blocks weighting many tons are extracted from the ground and transported to their factory building. The tour of the factory allows you to see how the memorial slabs are prepared for engraving and final polishing. Some very elaborate memorials have been produced there. After the visit,... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We found the people at Rock of Ages to be extremely welcoming, informative, and friendly. Their tour of the quarry was excellent. I love learning about local products and local workmanship. I learned a ton about VT granite and the granite-quarrying process. Just wonderful all the way around.

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Thank eduJamesE
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

If close, go see! Quarry tour is impressive. Hard to see in clear perspective because it is so large. Had a local tour guide for our bus who is very knowledgeable.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very interesting! They offer a film, tour of the processing plant where monuments are made and a bus trip and guided tour of their quarries. Also there suggestion to visit Hop e Cemetery right in town was a good one, a true art form!

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