The Rock of Ages tour experience begins at our modern Visitors Center. Here you may watch a video about the quarrying and manufacturing processes, browse the historic photos and exhibits, and shop for granite gifts and other Vermont specialty products. Our guided tour takes you to a platform overlooking our Smith Quarry; at nearly 600 feet deep, it is the largest operating deep-hole dimension granite quarry in the world.
Then experience our 160,000 square-foot factory from an observation deck, an exercise in contrasts, combining new technology with tradition: see artisans using hand tools in much the same way as Michelangelo did centuries ago. These little-changed, artistic endeavors are fused with computer-guided, diamond-tipped saws, precision grinders and laser etchers. Finally, end your visit by bowling on the outdoor granite lane.
Enormous quarry+skilled artists+great shopping+outdoor bowling add up to tons of family fun!