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“Awesome sight”
Review of Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Barre
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The world's largest quarry.
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The tour was short but interesting. The guide was knowledgeable and always had an answer for the group's questions. You take a small van to the site so there isn't much walking. The site and the vast granite deposit is awesome. On weekdays you can see what they are doing in the 'sculpting' area. There is a short film too part of which is really an advertisement for their memorials.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Interesting tour, very informative and knowledgeable docent. Tour starts at the Welcome Center, then board a small bus for a short ride through Graniteville village to the quarry and back to the center. Takes about 40 minutes and well worth the time.

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Took the tour that starts at the Granite Quarry, which is huge. The quarry is so large it is hard to describe, but the workers look like small stick figures! You drive up to the quarry site and the guide talks you through the quarrying process of the granite. Most of us have seen this granite in cemeteries and on buildings around the US and world. Wear a hat, as you stand in the hot sun overlooking the quarry while learning about the process. The you drive down to the stone cutting building where the mason's work is done. Some by hand and chisel, some by sandblasting, some by computer directed carving - you can watch it all and see the final inspection area too! We stood on the balcony over looking the process for over 30 minutes as cranes moved granite slabs and conveyor belts moved other large stone pieces. Really interesting to see the processes used to make granite monuments, figures, and headstones.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Stopped by visitor center, saw film, took self guided tour over looking "shed" operations polishing and fabricating monuments and took the guided tour ($3 Senior) to the quarry. The later was the most interesting as the guide was very informative of the granite mining history and operation at the quarry. Well with a visit if you are in the area. Of course my wife had to buy a number of granite items in the gift shop!

1  Thank Tom W
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The tour begins with a short movie and then proceeds to the granite quarry a short drive away. The guide is informative and the quarry is something to behold. There is also a self-guided "tour" of the factory itself. Basically just a look through of the factory without any guide. If you happen to be close by, it is worth a look. If you are on your way to other sites, it is worthwhile. Going to the quarry as your only stop will be disappointing (we were on our way to Stowe).

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