The public is allowed to tour the largest open pit marble quarries in the world during the Annual 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 offers 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.
** Thank you to Imery's, Polycor-Georgia Architectural Stone, Inc., J.M. Huber, Blue Ridge Marble & Granite Company and the Nelson Marble Museum for your support **
Senior Citizen (62 years and older): $18
Ages 6 - 12: $18
Children 5 and under: Free
(Includes admission into festival)
Quarry Tours are Rain or Shine & Non-Refundable
You may purchase your tour by clicking the link below or call (706) 692-5600. If paying online, be sure to list time and day of the tour you are requesting.
Reminder that between September 29, 2023 and October 6, 2023 at noon, all tours must be booked by calling the Pickens County Chamber & Visitor Center at (706) 692-5600. Quarry tours may also be purchased during the festival at the quarry tour registration booth.
*Limited quantities & times*
10:00AM; 10:30AM; 11:00AM; 11:30AM; 12:30PM; 1:00PM; 1:30PM; 2:00PM
(Tours last approximately 2 1/2 hours)
If parking at one of the festival shuttle locations (Chattahoochee Technical College or Ingles Parking lot) you will be dropped off at the Senior Citizen Center where you can check in for your 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.
*NO SMOKING OR PETS ALLOWED AT THE FESTIVAL*