Maine Granite Industry Historical Society
A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Maine's granite industry
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 industy 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 industy and family genealogy writing from the families of the men who worked the quarries
Historic Quarries
Donate to the Museum Building Fund
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
Location ~
62 Beech Hill Crossroad
Mount Desert Maine
Visiting Hours ~
Tuesday - Sunday
10 AM to 5 PM
April 1st - Oct. 31st
Contact ~      Phone (207)244-7299
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