The Maine Granite Industry

Historical Society


             The Merrill Quarry Crotch Stonington      1870's

       Quarry wharf scene at Long Island        Friendship 1880's

United States Treasury Building Washington DC Fluted columns from the Dix Island Granite Company


Granite quarrying began in Maine as early as 1830 and is still a large industry today with quarries operating in several areas around the state.


The Maine Granite Industry Historical Society works to collect and preserve any type of material pertaining to this once important industry of Maine.


Our Maine Granite Industry Museum houses hundreds of the tools used by the quarrymen, blacksmiths, stone cutters and stone carvers.  On display are over 350 historic photos, company ledgers, books, Union badges and constitutions.


We have the largest collection of books relating to the granite industry and family genealogy writings from the families of the men who worked the quarries.

Located at 62 Beech Hill Crossroad Mount Desert, Maine

Visiting hours ~ April 1st -Oct. 31st

10am to 5pm ~ Tuesday - Sunday

Contact info: (207)244-7299




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Historic Quarries


Donate to the Museum building fund


A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the granite industry of Maine.