We believe in hands-on learning. The work of quarrying before the days of power tools comes alive at the Maine Granite Museum. After a granite block was blasted and moved out of a quarry, it was drilled and split by hand until it was the size to be shaped into stone for a specific building or monument.

During the spring, summer and fall, visitors can often find Steve Haynes, curator and founder of the historical society, splitting, cutting, shaping or polishing his own projects.

We invite teachers, school groups and tour leaders to contact the museum ahead of your visit to schedule a special program or demonstration.

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