We leave the hotel by bus promptly at 8:30 AM, and schedule our return for 1:00 PM.
We begin our tour at a display of equipment used in the quarry in the 1940's and 50's including a Bucyrus-Erie excavator and a steam locomotive and hoppers used to transport the stone to the crusher. We also expect a display of the history of the quarry from its beginnings in the early 1800's when stone from here was used to enlarge the Erie Canal up through the Allied Chemical operations when this quarry was the sole source of limestone for the making of soda ash by one of the Delaware, Lackawanna &
We then enter into the quarry to view the operations from excavating the stone through crushing and ultimately loading of hoppers with the finished product. The timing of our tour may coincide with a planned blast of a section of quarry wall. Our tour guide will be the General Manager for the Hanson Jamesville Quarry operations who will be ready to answer any questions you may have.
Part of the tour includes walking, so dress appropriately with no open-toe footwear. This tour is not handicapped accessible. Photography is permitted unless otherwise instructed.