The Maine Granite Industry Historical Society and Museum
The Society’s mission is to collect and preserve the history of the quarrying industry in Maine and New England. Our vision for the museum is to make that history come alive for school children and the general public.
A key aspect of the Society’s mission is to preserve the traditions and practices of our forefathers so that they may not be forgotten. To this end the Society hosts elementary and middle school groups, as well as college students, through tours and demonstrations of traditional hand work using forged 19th century tools.
Using our collection of stone samples and quarry records, we assist in the identification of granite for the preservation and restoration of historic buildings and monuments nationwide.
In July 2016 the Society acquired the right to use a major portion of the current building. We are very excited to be able to expand our mission hosting larger groups, exhibiting more of our extensive collection, and making our archives more accessible to researchers.
62 Beech Hill Cross Road
Mount Desert, Maine 04660
September virus update: After being closed for the first part of the summer, the museum will now be open BY APPOINTMENT to couples and small family groups. You must wear a face mask and keep the required distance during your visit. We will be open daily through October from 10 am to 4 pm. Call 244-7299 to reserve your visit date and time. We hope to see you soon!
Admission by donation
Winter months by appointment