Factory Tours

Factory Tours USA

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Factory Tours USA

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Company
Rock of Ages Quarry
558 Graniteville Road, Graniteville (Barre Town), VT   05641
Map Location           Latitude: 44.154001   Longitude: -72.492528
Email Address: [email protected]
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Description
Central Vermont was built upon the granite industry, the offspring of
pure Yankee tenacity and immigrant fortitude. Rock of Ages, founded by
two native Vermonters and one Scotsman, epitomizes the rich cultural
heritage of Barre, Vermont. Rock of Ages represents a living industry,
not a museum or showcase, but a working, breathing entity that gives
rise to some of the finest artistry in stone that our guests have ever
seen.

We invite you and your family to experience Rock of Ages. Our narrated
shuttle tours take you to the world's largest deep-hole, dimension
granite quarry-a quarry nearly 600 feet deep! Peer into its depths;
observe our quarriers as they cut blocks from the sheer face and see the
mighty steel derricks that tower above the surface and which are capable
of lifting up to 250 tons.

Our artisans will amaze you when you take our self-guided factory tour.
From hand pitching to laser etching, the factory tour allows you to
observe the oldest and the latest: hand-dressing and sculpting
techniques that have remained virtually unchanged for centuries
juxtaposed against modern circular diamond saws and laser etchers.
Once you've seen it, you'll want to TRY it-our NEW Cut-In-Stone Activity
Center offers you the chance to learn to sandblast. Make a souvenir as
you make a memory! Then bowl on our outdoor granite lane, watch our
video, enjoy our exhibits and browse our gift shop, featuring
Vermont-made granite gifts, Vermont specialty foods, clothing and
souvenirs.

Let us share with your family our industry, our artistry and our
heritage.

Hours
Visitors Center and exhibits: May-October (Closed July 4), M-Saturday
8:30-5:00, Sunday 10-5:00

Guided Quarry Tours:
Friday before Memorial Day-mid-October (Closed July 4)
M-Saturday 9:15-3:35
Sunday 10:15-3:35
Adults $4.00, Senior Adults $3.50, Children (6-12) $1.50

Cut-In-Stone Sandblast Activity: Mid-June to mid-August ((Closed July 4), M-Saturday 10:30-4:30. $7.95 and up




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