“The Offspring of Pure Yankee Tenacity”
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.
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Rock of Ages
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