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Barre is located in Washington County, five miles southeast of Montpelier, the state capital, along Highway 302 near Goddard College.

Barre was settled in 1788 and named Barre in honor of Barre, Massachusets. It was incorporated in 1894.

Since 1900, Barre has been the largest granite-producing district in the country. Barre granite is known for its almost flawless texture.

The Robert Burns Memorial at 60 Washington Street is considered to be one of the finest pieces of granite sculpture in the world.

The Rock of Ages Visitors Center conducts narrated tours of its quarrying operations - the world's largest dimension granite quarries. The center features geological displays and fine-quality granite gifts.


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11/23 Coming to The area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
Vermont Maple Festival St Albans VT April26-28 Pancake breakfast and maple buffet, the annual “Sap Run” race, exhibits and sugarhouse tours, antiques, crafts, cooking demonstrations, youth talent, fiddlers’ shows, and a Grand Parade featuring teen “Maple Ambassadors.”
Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor Manchester NH March17-May5 A display at the Currier Museum of Art shows the striking duality of deadly weaponry and artistic beauty from the Samurai culture of centuries past.
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival Deerfield NH May11-12 Each year the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival lines up a wide variety of presenters to help educate the public on everything sheep or wool related. Your family can take advantage of the many activities taking place throughout the weekend.