Vermont Marble Museum and Gift Shop, Proctor

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#14 of 40 in Museums in Vermont
The Vermont Marble Museum or Vermont Marble Exhibit is a museum commemorating the contributions of Vermont marble and the Vermont Marble Company, located in Proctor, Vermont, USA. The museum is located in a wing of one of the former Vermont Marble Company buildings.Vermont Marble CompanyThe Vermont Marble Company was founded in 1880 by businessman and politician Redfield Proctor, who served as the company's first president. Marble was quarried from several locations in the town of Proctor, then called Sutherland Falls, and the surrounding communities of Rutland, West Rutland and Danby. As railroads arrived in Rutland and Proctor, the Vermont Marble company became one of the largest producers of marble in the world. The company contributed marble to the USS Arizona Memorial, West Virginia state capital, United States Supreme Court building, Arlington National Cemetery, and Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The surrounding town was named after Redfield Proctor and became a company town.
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  • If you want to see what are the uses for marble, you need to visit here. The tour is self-guided and worth the entrance fee. The best part was the hall of presidents. They don’t have the latest presid...  more »
  • A good history of Vermont marble and the monuments made from it. Really enjoyed the Tomb of the Unknown exhibit. Nice store with marble items.  more »
  • Daughter and visited the museum and it was like going back in time. I would love to have been a fly in that marble museum. It was great learning about all that with daughter. The presidents too.  more »
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  • WOW A WONDERFUL experience come in the morning and spend the day A must see
  • To whoever is responsible for posting the hours of operation: The Vermont Marble Museum is closed from late October till late May. It will reopen on May 27, 2017.
  • Tags the tour. It has interesting historical and unexpected materials used in everyday products.
  • Please note that the "VERMONT / What to see" web site suggests that the museum is open all year. NOT SO. It is open only seasonally.
  • Not what we expected it to be. Mostly a sales room.

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