Buy your ticket, hop aboard our shuttle and enjoy a ride to the worldâ€™s largest deep-hole, dimension granite quarry (nearly 600 feet deep) as your guide shares our passion for all things granite: our history, cultural heritage, artistry, geology and more.
From the safety of a fenced platform providing a birdâ€™s-eye view of the quarry, watch our quarriers in the depths below as they cut world-famous Barre granite into mammoth blocks then lift them to the surface by derricks (cranes) capable of lifting up to 250 tons!
Guided quarry tours operate May 24-August 31, Monday-Saturday, 9:15-3:35 and from September 1-October 18, Monday-Sunday, 9:15-3:35. Please note that tours also operate the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. The whole of the attraction, tours and activities, are CLOSED on July 4th.
Our quarry tour is about 40 minutes long and departs approximately every 45 minutes as follows:
9:15 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 1:20 p.m., 2:05 p.m., 2:50 p.m. and 3:35 p.m. All departure times are approximate.
Please note that the quarry site itself is very impressive and that we believe you will enjoy the tour whenever you come; however, our quarriers typically work Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They do not normally work on weekends, holidays or company vacation days associated with holidays. Weekday tours after 3:30 p.m. and weekend tours do not typically feature our quarriers at work.
Early in the season we operate caravan tours rather than shuttle tours. The tour content is the same but the mode of transportation differs. Instead of boarding a shuttle, you follow a guide in your own vehicle about 1 mile to the quarry site where the tour begins.
Our 2014 Guided Quarry Tour Rates:
Senior Adults (62 and over) $5.00
Children (6-12) $2.50
Children (5 and under) admitted for free as long as they sit on a lap
Quarry tours are outdoor tours. Although the tours usually operate on rainy days, tours may be postponed our cancelled due to severely inclement weather.
For safety and liability reasons, no self-guided tours of the quarry are permitted.