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Vermont Granite Museum of Barre - The Vermont Granite Museum of Barre has purchased and renovated an 1895 straight stone shed that serves as the home of a stone arts school. Although the museum is not yet open to the public, the Vermont Granite Museum operates the Visitor Information Bureau in Barre, which also houses ongoing stone exhibits and a gift shop. http://www.granitemuseum.org/
Hope Cemetery - One mile north of Barre on Rte 14. Opened in 1895, this is the premier showcase of Barre's granite and sculptural heritage. Highly personalized, unusual monuments of surpassing beauty!
The Vermont Historical Society - The Vermont Historical Society operates the Vermont History Center in Barre and the Pavilion Museum in nearby Montpelier, Vermont. http://www.vermonthistory.org/
Millstone Hill Touring And Recreation Center - Millstone Hill Touring And Recreation Center features over 30 miles of scenic hiking and biking trails, providing access to dozens of historic quarry sites. www.millstonehill.com/touringcenter.html
Studio Place Arts - Studio Place Arts occupies three floors of the historic Nichols Building in Barre and features an art gallery, artists in residence and offers a variety of art classes. www.studioplacearts.com
New England Cooks - New England Cooks is the regional cooking show that is filmed right here in Barre, Vermont. To attend a taping of the show while visiting Barre, please visit their website for calendar of events and ticket availability. www.newenglandcooks.com
Bragg Farm Sugar House - Located in East Montpelier, Vermont, this traditional sugar maker offers a free tour. www.braggfarm.com
Morse Farm Sugar House & Country Store - A great place to learn about the gathering and boiling of maple sap to make Vermont's famous maple syrup. Offers charming folk art dioramas and a country store that boasts the finest selection of Vermont-made foods in Central Vermont. www.morsefarm.com
The Vermont State House in Montpelier, Vermont - Vermont's beautiful State House was the first commercial building to be constructed from Barre granite.www.vtstatehouse.org
Covered Bridges - Vermont is noted for its many historical covered bridges. The nearby community of Northfield Falls boasts four of them. www.vtonly.com/brdgindx.htm
The Floating Bridge - The floating bridge is in Brookfield, VT, just off Rte 14, south of Williamstown, VT. It is the Yankee answer to a perplexing problem. Inhabitants of Brookfield could cross the ice in the winter, but they could not drive carriages over the pond in the summer. To drive around the pond took too much time. In 1820 the townspeople created a bridge of logs to connect the two sides. Each year water-soaked logs were replaced with new ones until 1884 when Orlando Ralph devised a bridge that rested on tarred kerosene barrels that floated on the water. In 1978 the wooden barrels were replaced with plastic containers filled with Styrofoam. Come fish off it, swim near it or drive your car over it. Your tires will get wet, but the bridge will get you safely across. NO trucks please! www.central-vt.com/web/floating/
Knight's Spider Web Farm - Knight's Spider Web Farm in nearby Williamstown, VT, is the only spider web farm in the world. Webs are harvested and used in the creation of unique art. Not your ordinary attraction! www.spiderwebfarm.com
Porter Music Box Company - The only company in the world that still manufactures the disc-style music boxes like the Regina music boxes of the Victorian era. www.portermusicbox.com
Cabot Cheese Factory Tour - Maker of world championship cheeses! Visit their factory for a tour or their Annex in Stowe. www.cabotcheese.com
Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market - On-line store with a variety of Vermont specialty products. ww.upickvermont.com
For more information about other fine attractions to visit in Vermont, please visit the Vermont Attractions Association: www.vtattractions.org
Burlington International Airport, in Burlington, Vermont, is located about 45 miles from the Barre area. It is the closest international airport. Smaller prop and commuter planes may fly into Knapp Airport, located in Berlin, Vermont, about eight miles from Barre.
If you fly into Burlington and need to rent a car: Thrifty.......802-863-5500
Should you be in the Barre area and need to rent a car: Enterprise...........Barre-Mont. Rd. 802-479-5400
Taxi Services in Barre and Montpelier: K C Taxi...............802-476-0882 Payless Taxi.........802-476-4097
If illness should arise or an emergency occur while in Central Vermont: Central Vermont Medical Center Berlin, Vermont 802-371-4100. It provides complete emergency services.
Lazy Lions Campgroundon Middle Road, Graniteville, VT. The closest campground to Rock of Ages Quarries. Offers water, electricity and sewer. 802-479-2823
Limehurst Lake Campground on Rte 14, Williamstown, VT. 70 sites with full hookups. Lake with sandy beaches, giant water slide. 802-433-6662.
Barre Opera House...N. Main, Barre 476-8188 The Barre Opera House is host to a variety of performances each season. Come see the best of professional and community theater.
Lost Nation Theater...Main, Montpelier 229-0492 Lost Nation is Vermont's own award-winning professional theater group in Montpelier.
Paramount Movie Theater...241 North Main Street, Barre 479-9621
The Savoy Theater...26 Main Street, Montpelier229-0509
Capital Theater...93 State Street, Montpelier 229-0343