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Rock of Ages

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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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I saw this when looking for something to see when passing through town so we stopped to look around. We were to late for the quarry tour but the very short and free factory tour... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
Larry R
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Arapaho
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Arapaho
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450 reviews
103 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

I saw this when looking for something to see when passing through town so we stopped to look around. We were to late for the quarry tour but the very short and free factory tour was good as well as the film in the visitor center. Good stop and you can get a free sample as well.

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Thank Larry R
Hudson, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Both the Visitor Center and Quarry visit are excellent. Even the Gift Shop is above average. Informative movie whets your curiosity. The visit to the Quarry itself is awe inspiring. Had the best tour guide ever. Full of interesting facts and answered many off the wall questions from different people.

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Thank Tethier919
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I have been here multiple times and it has always been interesting. Due to it being an active quarry it is ever changing. Seems different every time I have been. I have gone with different groups of teens with exchanges from other states and it's interesting for them as well as us. I would recommend a visit if you have... More 

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Thank NHTravlr1
Northfield, Vermont
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This fully union site is a great place to visit -- a bus to the quarry which is hundreds of feet deep. A self-guided tour of the granite carving shed. A good background film in the visitor's center.

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Thank rruttenberg
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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242 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We decided upon visiting the Rock of Ages after a few disappointing stops on the Vermont Cheese Trail (don't bother). We arrived in time for the last tour which was unfortunate because the workmen in the monument factory were done for the day. However, we did get to see the quarry and had a great education provided by our guide... More 

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Thank gary r
East Barre, Vermont
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The Rock of Ages plant and quarry tour is great. Start out at the gift shop where you watch a short video in their little theatre, purchase your tour tickets for guided quarry tour tickets are priced as follows: $6.00 per adult, $5.50 per senior (62+), $2.75 per child (6-13); children under 6 are admitted for free if they ride... More 

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Westport, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

What a great place to visit while in barre VT - I took my grand kids here in the past and would like to go back again- I enjoy bringing my guest to visit this museum and quarries - It is definitely worth the money

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Thank Steve A
Barre, Vermont
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is both a visitors center and they hold a tour of one of the active quarries. This is quite a site to see in the fall when the leaves are in bloom.

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Thank Judi0617
Amherst, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

I visited here yesterday, which I believe was the last day for quarry tours. Admission price is cheap and they have a nice visitor's center. There is a short movie to watch there before you drive over to the quarry for a 45 min tour (ours was shorter because it was so cold out). Nice views from the quarry. The... More 

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Northfield
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

I enjoyed a tour of this unique facility in Central Vermont some time back. I did not take the ride into the granite quarry, but I believe it would be an exciting addition to the facilities.

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