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Rock of Ages

560 Graniteville Rd, Barre, VT 05654-8001
+1 877-870-9057
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Don't Bother Stopping

If you want to visit a place where the biggest excitement is the outdoor display of grave stones... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Be sure to go on a day the employees are working.

My son said the free video seemed more of a sales pitch which it was. However it did cover how the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chillicothe, Ohio
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The world's largest quarry.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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560 Graniteville Rd, Barre, VT 05654-8001
+1 877-870-9057
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want to visit a place where the biggest excitement is the outdoor display of grave stones, this is it. Factory was not in operation so the tour was a waste of time. Tour to quarry may have been okay, but the tour guide...More

Thank CArOlT4242014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son said the free video seemed more of a sales pitch which it was. However it did cover how the granite is extracted which was very interesting. There are samples of monuments, statues, name signs and house number signs in the visitor center. It...More

Thank Mom_USA70
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I'm in the monument business and had been to Barre a couple of times but never stopped at Rock of Ages for a tour of their quarry. On my last trip up, I was told that I HAD to go there and see it for...More

2  Thank d0rinnea
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This place is well worth a visit. It highlights the mining of granite in the mountains of this part of Vermont. It has a good visitor center. Also accessible is a self-guided tour of the factory where the blocks of granite are being chiseled to...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I went there from internet references. No reservation. The manufacturing tour is a self-tour. Nobody greet us or instruct us on how to get to the granite mountains. Welcome center had a sign that says it will be open by May. Search around the neighborhood...More

Thank Khrystie V
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Tour takes you around the works and to an overlook of the pit by bus. Best to see it during business hours as then you get to see the works. Really amazing site! You also get to go inside the factory, but it is full...More

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful visitors center and history. There is also a bus that will take you directly to the working quarry holes. First stop to take than to Hope Cemetery to see the wordmanship.

Thank catherine d
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Friendly, professional staff guide you through this historical site, providing a lot of info. Summer is the time to go.

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Would have loved to visit this site, but it's closed mid- December through mid-May. I understand there are educational displays. Vermont granite is world famous...but plan ahead if you want to visit during the winter months!

2  Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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...More

Thank Christine Z
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Cindy W
When is it open and how much is the tour
18 April 2015|
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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