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  • Barre City has more new construction projects per capita than anywhere else in Vermont.
  • »Locate your business here at the historic Blanchard Block or the brand new City Place.

Barre…Opportunity Defined

Barre…Opportunity defined. Barre’s government, community and economic leaders strive to go the extra mile to provide expanding or relocating businesses and organizations with the information, permitting and financial assistance they need to grow and prosper in today’s global marketplace. The City, Town and Barre Area Development staff stands ready to help your business locate, grow and expand throughout our ...

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Quarry

Tour Barre's active granite quarry that is nearly 600 feet deep! Rock of Ages conducts narrated shuttle tours for visitors for a small fee. Guests can watch artisans in the factory polish and sculpt world-famous Barre granite. The factory is available for free, self-guided tours Monday through Friday 8:00a-3:30p.   ...

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Blanchard Block

Located in the heart of Barre overlooking City Park to the east and the North Branch of the Winooski River to the west, the building is convenient to downtown amenities such as restaurants, shopping, banking, personal services, the Arts, City Offices and much more.  The proximity to the Central Vermont Bike trails means that workers can take a short spin at lunch or take the afternoon off and try all 70 mil ...

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Hope Cemetery

Each year visitors from all over the world tour Hope cemetery in Barre, Vermont to see some of the finest examples of memorial design and granite craftsmanship ever produced. Situated in the "Granite Capital of the World" Hope cemetery presents a rich and distinguished history of memorial art in stone, one of the oldest expressions of American Culture. For these reasons, Hope exerts a profound influence on ...

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Vermont History Center

The Vermont History Center is the home of the Vermont Heritage Galleries, located in the beautiful historic Spaulding school building at 60 Washington Street in Barre. Exhibits feature Civil War artifacts, like Vermont war flags and photographs taken of Vermont infantry. In the special exhibit "The Emergence of the Granite City: Barre 1880-1940," the Vermont History Center details the development of Barre, ...

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Millstone Hill Touring Center

In addition to information on the Millstone Hill Trails, the Touring Center features a collection of Vermont food products, crafts, art and antiques, as well as a small bike shop with basic repair parts and accessories. A fleet of Jamis bikes is available for rentals. Also located in the adjoining space is the Vermont Granite Museum at Millstone Hill. The museum’s three room self guided exhibit displays art ...

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Thunder Road

Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT is a ¼ mile oval stock car racing track that celebrated its 50th Anniversary Season in 2009. Built in 1960, Thunder Road has become famous for its high banked corners and the infamous turn four wall known as “The Widowmaker.” The doors were opened in June of 1960 with the headlining flathead Coupe division. Drivers like Chet Wood, the Ingerson brothers, Ronn ...

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City Place

Using modern urban design concepts, City Place is being created as a smart-growth property with multiple uses. Located in the heart of a renewed and vibrant downtown, the complex will house state and private workers while benefitting the community.  When complete, City Place will be a 4 story, 80,000 Square Foot structure with a grocery store, food service, retail space, a gym, medical offices  and the Verm ...

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Rock of Ages Visitor Center

At the Vermont factory, watch artisans cut, polish and carve stone, creating masterpieces of memorial art. The factory is a fascinating juxtaposition of old and new technologies, featuring sculptors carving stone using techniques virtually unchanged since the days of Michelangelo (except that a pneumatic chisel is used rather than a mallet and chisel) working beside modern laser etchers and computer-aided s ...

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