This Gigantic Vermont Quarry Tour Belongs At The Top Of Your Bucket List

A granite quarry tour in Vermont might not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you’re considering what tours to take in the Green Mountain State, but it should! Specifically the Rock of Ages in Barre which is one of the largest granite quarries in the world. Here you’ll learn about granite, quarrying, and much more that is sure to fascinate you. Let’s take a look at The Rock of Ages in Vermont!

*Sadly the quarry is not currently giving tours, but we can look forward to them reopening in the future! Make sure to stay up to date by checking their website for new updates as it could change at any time.

Have you visited this rock quarry in Vermont? What were your impressions? Which other unique things to do in Vermont would say are bucket list worthy?

If you enjoy the Rock of Ages in VT, be sure to check out the nearby whispering statue to try this wonder for yourself! It’s amazing!

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Address: Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, Barre, VT 05641, USA
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The Rock of Ages in Vermont

December 16, 2020

What are the most unique towns in Vermont? 

Montpelier, our state capital, is a fascinating and unique city in Vermont. In fact, Montpelier is the smallest U.S. capital city with roughly 8,000 inhabitants. The city is interesting due to its small-town charm, lack of big box stores, and position within the surrounding mountains and wilderness. Another unique town in Vermont is Barre. With granite quarries and odd marble statues, this place is particularly unordinary. The city is also composed of four small unincorporated areas. For more information about the interesting town of Barre, check out this article HERE.

What are the most beautiful hikes in Vermont?

One of the most scenic hikes in Vermont is the hike up Mt. Mansfield, which provides some of the most spectacular views in our state. If you are interested in hiking Mt. Mansfield, we highly recommend taking the Sunset Ridge Trail; the trail is easily accessible from Underhill State Park and is well marked. Some other beautiful hikes in Vermont are 1. Mount Pisgah Trail, 2. Camel’s Hump Trail, and 3. Lye Brook Falls Trail. Happy hiking!

What are the best road trips in Vermont?

Vermont has so many amazing backroads and road trip options that you really can’t go wrong anywhere you choose. Sometimes it’s best to just hop in the car and go! Here are a few phenomenal road trip options for you in Vermont. If you are looking for the best mini road trip in Vermont, this two-hour drive through the Notch of Mt. Mansfield along Vermont Route 108 from Stowe to Jeffersonville is perfect, and it may just be the most beautiful drive in all of Vermont. Happy road trippin’!