An aerial view of Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, near Graniteville, VT
MINED IN VERMONT - SENT AROUND THE WORLD
Spanning 60 million years between the oldest geologic periods, Barre Granite is the most sought after type of granite worldwide. Superior weather resistance paired with fine grain and texture make this natural attribute of Vermont the ultimate, long-lasting choice in any finish.
Rock of Ages Visitors Center
Your tour experience begins at the modern Visitors Center, where you may watch an informative video, view historic photos and exhibits, and shop for granite gifts and other Vermont specialty products.
Barre Gray Granite
Located in Washington County, Vermont, Barre is celebrated as the world’s granite capital, home to a premium granite source that stood untouched for millions of years.
Barre Granite Association
The Barre Granite Association was born on April 6, 1889, when a group of Barre granite manufacturers gathered to begin a display for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
That’s the number of towns and cities that are in Vermont. No two are the same, and every single one is worth a visit.
The Vermont Stone Trail guide offers maps, photos and descriptions of 95 visitor friendly sites that tell the story of the granite, marble and slate mining industries in the state.