Things to See & Do
in Barre Vermont
Tour a 600 feet deep granite quarry, watch skilled artisans sculpt granite, sandblast your own souvenir, explore exhibits, and shop for Vermont-made gifts. Open Memorial Day Weekend through mid October.
Completed in 1899 and listed on the National Register of Historical Places, was once considered the finest theater in Vermont. Hosts over100 events a year.
Housed in a beautifully renovated 1890’s school building, the Center collects, preserves and makes available to the public a wide variety of library materials documenting the history and people of Vermont. It also offers access to the American Genealogical-Biographical Index database.
Established in 1895, presents a rich and distinguished history of American memorial art. Memorials are crafted from granite by distinguished Barre manufacturers and sculptors. Explore by well-mapped walking tour.
The older of Barre’s two cemeteries contains a variety of styles in monumental stone design from the very early colonial tablets through the more elaborate designs of the Victorian era to the contemporary art of the twentieth century.
Socialist Labor Party Hall (The Old Labor Hall)
A unique symbol of an important era in American labor and political history. Many important socialists and labor leaders spoke at the Hall including Samuel Gompers, Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, and Mother Jones. Designated as a National Historic Landmark.
This community library with its beautiful Arts and Crafts interior has been serving Barre since 1908. It houses the Barre Museum, the Archive of Barre History, the Milne Gallery, and the Children’s Library.
A three-floor visual arts center offering free exhibitions of a broad range of contemporary artworks by artists from Vermont and beyond. SPA has an active schedule of classes, workshops and lectures throughout the year.
On Main Street, provides a commons for Central Vermont’s family farms and the public to exchange food, information, art, and community. Offers a fresh market of Vermont-made and produced natural foods and supplies, a café, locally created arts and crafts, and more.
A four-season touring center with over 300 acres and 70 miles of trails that surround Vermont’s historic granite quarries. Enjoy beautiful views while hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing.