Historic Barre


Building line a town street with cars on a sunny, warm day.

Barre, Vermont

Find Barre wedged between Groton State Forest and the spine of the Green Mountains. The town is flanked by the world-famous Rock of Ages granite quarries and visitor center. Discover central Vermont’s history as a stone capital of the world in Barre’s walkable downtown.  

Bright blue water at the base of a granite quarry with white walls in the summer. 

Rock of Ages 

The world’s largest operating deep hole, dimension quarry plunges nearly 600 feet deep. Offering tours, a gift shop, an outdoor granite bowling lane, and incredible views of mineralized green waters, this is a one-of-a-kind experience.

An outdoor fire burns among large pillars in the woods at night.
A performance takes place next to an outdoor fire at night.


Celebrating Barre’s colorful granite heritage, this elemental experience combines rock, water, fire, and art when the sun goes down. Experience candlelit trail walks with fire-lit art installations and live performance stages.

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Trip planning resources with Barre’s local downtown organization. 

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