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Vermont Granite Museum

7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre, VT 05641-2527
+1 802-476-4605
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This was a great exhibit showing the granite and it’s importance in Barre. Great to learn about how... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Bruno Z
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Etobicoke
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Learn about Barre Granite History

As a Vermonter I knew very little about how huge the granite industry was in the boom time. Shows... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
sugarbushfarm
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vermont
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The Vermont Granite Museum is located within an authentic turn-of-the-century granite manufacturing plant, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We offer our guests a stimulating environment for discovering the geology, technology, and art of Vermont's unique granite heritage using a variety of interactive displays that will engage both children and adults. In addition, our visitors
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“barrie” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre, VT 05641-2527
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This was a great exhibit showing the granite and it’s importance in Barre. Great to learn about how it worked and the employees that worked in the industry. The difference in pay for the workers and unions function in the industry. Saw old advertisements and...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

As a Vermonter I knew very little about how huge the granite industry was in the boom time. Shows how there were hundreds of family granite companies and the population grew from 2000 to 12,000. Having just read the book Bread and Roses that had...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The old Jones Brother Granite Plant is a great place to learn all the many uses of stone found in Vermont long history of stone and the local Barre Industry. Along with learning how Granites and Marbles are converted into beautiful outdoor art and memorials,...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The museum is still in process but had lots of hands on exhibits that looked like they'd be great for kids. Most helpful was the recommendations from the incredibly nice museum guide who told us to take a hike through the abandoned quarries and provided...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Always enjoying seeing the improvements and addictions when I visit Barre every summer for vacation. Keep up the great work! Definite great place to visit.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

What an amazing museum. Lots of opportunities for hands on activities for kids but also engaging displays and descriptions of the granite industry in Barre and by extension in Vermont. We had great attention from the museum staff who not only answered questions but expanded...More

1  Thank Roger S
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