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When Granite Was King! Babson Farm Quarrying History Tour

Saturday, September 23, 2023

When Granite Was King! Babson Farm Quarrying History Tour

Date & Time

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Time Slot(s):

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Description

Over one hundred years ago, the Rockport Granite Company quarried granite stone from Halibut’s bedrock. Learn about the buildings, bridges, and breakwaters built to last. Touch tools of the trade. Find out how they moved these large, heavy stone pieces, and how they “paved” dirt streets in our Nation’s growing cities—and around the world! Visit the newly renovated visitor center for the tour’s grand finale!

Special Instructions

Wear comfortable walking shoes (no sandals) for gravelly trails.

Weather Restrictions

Heavy rain cancels.

Address

4 Gott Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966

4 Gott Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966

Directions

Accessibility

Parking Available

Restrooms Available

Event Category

  • Early Settlement
  • History
  • Industrial
  • Museum
  • Walking Tour

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