Rock quarries are fascinating places to observe. They can also be educational in nature. Some quarries are notable for their interactive activities and others have museums and studios that are open to the touring public.
One such place is Rock of Ages Mine located in Barre, Vermont. Rock of Ages is more than 100 years old. The original owners believed that companies would be loyal clients if they were gently educated. Their clients purchase granite for graveside memorials.
In the interest of education, the granite mining operation now includes a public train ride through the quarry. Following this is a visit to the amphitheatre for a multimedia show explaining the process of granite mining. No one leaves this granite rock quarry empty handed. Your visit ends in the carving workshop where you learn to carve into a piece of granite–and then bring it home as a souvenir.