Graniteville, Vermont: Rock of Ages Granite Quarry: Tours

A museum and a video theater that tells the story of granite. On a guided shuttle tour, you can peer down into the vast granite pits.

Rock of Ages

558 Graniteville Rd, Graniteville, VT
SE of Barre -- I-89 Exit 6 take Hwy 63 East, then left/north on Route 14 to South Barre. As you enter South Barre, there will be a Ford Dealership on your left. Just past the dealership is a traffic light. At the light, bear right onto Middle Hill Road. Proceed straight up Middle Hill Road. As the grade begins to level off, look for the Lazy Lion Campground on your left. Visitors Center is to the left.
May-Oct M-Sa 10-4. Fall tours available. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $6, 6-13 $3, Over 61 $5.50
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Rock of Ages Granite Quarry: Tours

Rock of Ages has a great tour. You go at your own pace.

[Barbara, 09/25/2020]
Rock of Ages Granite Quarry: Tours

Most of the granite for America's headstones comes from this part of Vermont. The Rock of Ages quarry covers 20 acres, and is the source for many of the odd funerary monuments we've visited, among them: NJ's Mercedes Benz gravestone, Barre, VT's Cemetery sculptures. There's a museum and a video theater that tells the story of granite. On a guided shuttle tour, you can peer down into the vast granite pits. Watch a sculptor creating a near-eternal memorial for another dead person, or try your skill on a granite bowling alley.

Small free granite specimens are for the taking.

[ Team, 02/12/2006]

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