Barre, Vermont

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Barre (pronounced "bear-ee") is a city in Washington County, Vermont. Barre City is almost completely surrounded by Barre (the town), which is incorporated separately from the City of Barre. Barre is often twinned with nearby Montpelier in local media and businesses. It is the main city in the Barre Micropolitan area which, at approximately 59,564 residents, is the 3rd largest in Vermont (after Burlington and Rutland).

The arrival of the railroad in Barre helped the granite industry become major. Word of the famous deposit of granite (which some geologist say is 4 miles long, 2 miles wide and 10 miles deep), spread to Europe and Canada, inviting large numbers of people to migrate to Barre from a number of countries.

Barre City is more than the "Granite Center of the World." Convenient downtown shopping, a variety of recreation opportunities, great schools, and diverse housing opportunities make Barre City a great place to live.

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Quick Facts About Barre

Barre Attractions:
  • Aldrich Library
  • Barre Outdoor Recreation Center (B.O.R.)
  • Barre City Swimming Pool
  • Barre Opera House
  • City Auditorium
  • Downtown Barre Historic District
  • Elmwood Cemetery
  • Granite Center Farmers' Market
  • Hope Cemetery
  • Rotary Park and Playground 2000
  • St. Monica Cemetery
  • Studio Place Arts
  • Vermont Frost Heaves
  • Vermont Granite Museum
  • Vermont History Center

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 5: Central Vermont | Berlin | Barre Town

Vermont Events in April

Swing into Spring Benefit Dance 4/29/17 - 4/29/17

It's a benefit dance and concert for the Green Mountain Youth Symphony to help defray tuition costs for students who make up the orchestra. The orchestra provides symphonic experience and education for over 100 students ranging from ages 6 to 18 years of age. Green Mountain Swing is donating its services to help raise money to support the orchestra's policy of never turning away a student for lack of funds to pay tuition. Starting Time: 7:30 (Dance instruction starts at 6:45) Tickets: Adults: $15 Students: $10 Tickets are available at the door or in advance by emailing

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