Once a year the public is allowed to tour the largest open pit marble quarries in the world and that is during the Georgia Marble Festival. The Festival celebrates one of Georgia's most prized and beautiful natural resources available. For decades Georgia Marble has been mined and used to create historic architecture around the world. This year's tour offer individuals a chance to view marble in its natural form, visit several historic sites associated with the marble industry, and a chance to learn about the history of Georgia Marble.
**All thanks to the support of Imery's, Polycor-Georgia Architectural stone, Inc., J.M. Huber, Blue Ridge Marble & Granite Company and the Nelson Marble Museum**
Quarry Tours Rates
$15/adult $13/6-12 Free/5 and under
(Includes admission into festival)
Quarry Tours are Rain or Shine
2017 Tour Times Offered:
Tours are offered: 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am,
12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm
**Limited Handicapped Accessible Tour Available (prefer advance reservation, if possible)**
If parking at one of the festival shuttle locations (Tech School or Ingles Parking lot) it will drop them off at the Senior Citizen Center where they can check in for their Quarry Tour. Check in is required at least 30 minutes in advance for your tour. Buses will leave at designated tour time to maintain schedule agreed to with venues.
To book a tour click here to pay online or contact the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce
706-692-5600 or book when you arrive at the festival.
* NO PETS OR SMOKING ARE ALLOWED AT THE FESTIVAL *