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Address: 560 Graniteville Rd, Barre, VT 05654-8001
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The world's largest quarry.

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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.

Reviewed 21 October 2016
JREMKE54
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Thank Linda B
Louisville, Kentucky
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This side trip to Rock Of Ages was worth the few hours in our day. Pretty incredible to see how they have cut into the granite to remove large chucks of the material into workable sections. Very informative resource center with very good videos.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Something different to visit in VT - you take a shuttle bus to the top of the quarry where you get a terrific view. The guide provided an interesting talk on the history and current operations of the quarry . You can also walk a platform overlooking the huge factory operations and see monuments being made - note work shift... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you ever wondered where granite headstones come from, this is the place. A massive factory that has continuous action in every corner of the building. Be sure and watch the video in the gift shop before walking over to the factory building. We did not go on the quarry tour because there wasn't much going on. No charge for... More 

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Millsboro, Delaware
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is an attraction for the whole family and very interesting . Nice movie and bus takes you up on edge of the quarry to view the operations of removing the granite, Stop at the cemetery at the end of town to see the most interesting monuments ever.

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gr, michigan
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I never thought about where the granite for monuments comes from but this tour was very informative. Our tour guide, Johan, was great teacher and very funny. Follow up this visit by touring Hope Cemetery.

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