Rock of Ages Quarry & Factory Tours
Rock of Ages’ founding fathers couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate name for what has become the world’s leading granite quarrier and memorial manufacturer. The company was founded in Vermont and today owns quarries in several states and Canada. Those quarries produce the highest combined volume of dimensional granite in North America.
Guided Tours of Rock of Ages Granite Quarry
The guided quarry tour takes you to an overlook of Smith Granite Quarry, at nearly 600 feet deep, it is believed to be the largest operating deep-hole, dimension granite quarry in the world. The tour is approximately 40 minutes in length.
Self Guided Tours of Rock of Ages Factory
A tour of the 160,000 square-foot factory is not to be missed. The factory is an exercise in contrasts, with artisans using hand tools in much the same was as Michelangelo did centuries ago. These little-changed, artistic endeavors are mingled among computer-guided, diamond-tipped saws, precision grinders and laser-etching equipment. We invite you
Rock of Ages Visitor Center
The Rock of Ages tour experience typically begins at the Visitor Center. Visitors may watch a video about the quarrying and manufacturing processes, browse the historic photos and exhibits and shop for granite gifts, granite jewelry, gemstone jewelry, rocks and minerals from around the world and other Vermont specialty products.