Proctor, VT

Visit the Vermont Marble Museum

Ellen P LaFleche-Christian

If you're looking for something interesting to do in Vermont, why not take a trip to the Vermont Marble Museum to see the Vermont Marble Exhibit. This museum was created to celebrate the contributions of Vermont marble through the state and country.

The Vermont Marble Company opened in Vermont in 1880 in Proctor, Vermont. It has been in several different locations in Proctor before ending up where it is today. The museum itself is located in one of the old office buildings of the former Vermont Marble Company.

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Vermont Marble Company in Proctor

Marble has been quarried in Vermont since the 1800s. Vermont Marble Company provided the marble for construction projects throughout the United States. It ultimately became one of the largest marble producers in the world.

Today, you can see Vermont Marble in a variety of famous buildings including these:

  • USS Arizona Memorial
  • Oregon State Capitol
  • West Virginia State Capital
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Arlington National Cemetary
  • Yale University's Rare Book Library

And, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was also created in the Vermont Marble Company's facilities.

Vermont Marble Exhibit

If you want to see the Vermont Marble Museum exhibit in Proctor Vermont, you can stop by and take a self-guided tour. This tour includes the history of the company as well as the geology of marble and other stones used in the area.

You can also see an artificial cave and several geologic exhibits. The cave includes a real preserved triceratops skeleton that you can see. There are large slaps of a variety of different types of stone including Danby white & deep green verde antique which are local to the area.

Throughout the Vermont Marble Museum, you can see sculptures that were created using marble from the local quarries. There are sculptures made for almost all of the US presidents as well as one of The Last Supper.

You can also see the different ways that marble was used by visiting the small chapel located on the grounds. And, there is a modern kitchen and bathroom surfaced in stone.

When the weather is nice, you will want to take a walk through the grounds in Proctor where you can see large pieces of unfinished marble as well as a variety of different large sculptures displayed along an easy-to-walk path.

Live exhibit

Call ahead and check the times for their live display. A number of different artists and sculptors work at the Vermont Marble Museum. The studios are open to the public so that people can watch carving demonstrations. The artists are always willing to answer questions from curious visitors.

What else can I see in Proctor Vermont?

While you're in Proctor, Vermont, make sure that you take a walk through the town for more examples of how marble has been used. Many of the sidewalks are made of marble. And, both the high school and the Catholic church are faced in local stone.

If you have more time to spend in Proctor, you will want to visit the Wilson Castle which is the only castle located in the entire state. You can also stop by Otter Creek to see the Marble Bridge that was decorated in marble and the Gorham Covered Bridge.

Where is the Vermont Marble Museum located?

The Vermont Marble Museum is located at 52 Main Street in Proctor. Group tours are often available but you must call ahead to schedule a time and inquire about tickets.

Make sure that you stop by the gift shop before you leave. There are many gorgeous marble items you can buy as souvenirs.

It is currently undergoing renovations so please call ahead to find out when you can visit: 802-552-0889

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