It's best to learn about rocks from experts, who can answer all your questions and finally confirm that you're not the only one who sees them. Rocks are real, and so is this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for a 40-minute guided quarry tour with a sand-blasting activity for two people ($43.90 value)
- $35 for a 40-minute guided quarry tour with a sand-blasting activity for four people ($87.80 value)
Click here to view tour dates and times. Guided quarry tours begin May 24 and sandblasting activities begin June 17.
Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages is named after its signature rock: granite, one of the most ancient types of stone on earth. In the company's quarries, which scatter the globe, workers extract high-quality granite, raw material that craftsmen then carve into structures from mausoleums to monuments.
Smith Quarry in Vermont doubles as an educational center. During quarry tours, groups see the stonecutters in action, wielding sandblasters and cranes capable of lifting 250 tons—equivalent to 450,000 pints of ice cream or 487,000 pints of ice cream with all the nuts picked out. There's even an outdoor granite bowling lane, which visitors can try for free, as well as on-site sculptures working with diamond-tipped saws and laser equipment.
Great tour, fun and educational.HandmaidenVT, TripAdvisor, 11/25/13
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Make sure you get there on time, we just made it, but they had wonderful staff to make sure we got on the tour.”
“Getting to sandblast your own souvenir was a great keepsake. ”
“This was a fantastic tour!!! The staff was very informative, helpful, and friendly.”
560 Graniteville Rd.
Barre, Vermont 05641