Rock of Ages Visitor Center


Founded in 1885, Rock of Ages has grown to include dozens of quarries producing the highest combined volume of dimensional granite in North America. Engineers are involved in every step of the manufacturing process and have made numerous innovations, such as finding ways to seal granite used in oil- and water-based environments and solving problems associated with the use of granite-based equipment in ultraclean environments. The Precision Granite Products Division manufactures machine bases for various types of equipment, press rolls for the paper industry, and pickle line components for the steel industry.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Civil, Environmental
Topic(s):Technology/Materials
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:Rock of Ages is the largest quarrier of granite in North America and one of the world's largest manufacturers and retailers of granite memorials. It is the factory where the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., was built and inscribed.