See the world's largest operating granite quarry - Rock of Ages in Barre, Vermont!
Just 35 miles outside of Stowe and a beautiful ride down Route 100 and I-89, you will arrive at Rock of Ages Granite Quarry in Barre, where you can tour the world’s largest active deep-hole, dimension granite quarry, measuring nearly 600 feet deep, in their Vermont Quarry Tour. Rock of Ages offers self-guided, guided tours, a sandblast experience and more!
Rock of Ages Vermont Quarry Tour
Available Tours & Activities:
Self-Guided Factory Tours – Mon. thru Fri. 8 AM to 3:30 PM (Factory is closed all weekends & holidays, January & early February & the first 2 weeks of July)
Guided Quarry Tour – 40-minute tour operates rain or shine
Sandblast Experience – 6/15-10/17 – Mon. thru Fri. 10:30 – 4:30, Sat. 11:00 – 3:00 – make a great memory with a stone souvenir that you cut on your own!
Visitors Center – Explore exhibits, browse in the gift shop
Outdoor Granite Bowling Lane – Mon-Sun – 8 AM to dusk – May thru October
Rock of Ages is so amazing that it was actually featured in the famous car chase in the 2009 Star Trek® movie, and the Vermont Quarry Tour gives you the opportunity to see it first-hand. View artisans cutting, polishing and carving stone using techniques virtually unchanged since the days of Michelangelo, but working right alongside modern day, computer-aided equipment.
If you’re looking for a place to stay while exploring the Stowe area, the Green Mountain Inn is the perfect place to add to your true Vermont experience. With handmade quilts adorning Vermont-made furniture, local historic photographs and paintings hanging throughout our halls, and friendly, down-to-earth staff that make you feel right at home, our Inn will add that finishing touch to your Vermont getaway. We hope to see you soon!