The Opus 40 was created by Harvey Fite, once a student of St. Stephen’s College (now Bard College), after the purchase of an abandoned quarry in 1938 and a vision. After 37 years of work, he created a monumental and world-acclaimed 6.5-acre bluestone sculpture. Fite added to his land and built structures throughout the surrounding region. These structures include a large wood and stone home, garage, studio, blacksmith shop, and Quarryman’s Museum. The Opus 40 is an awe-inspiring sculpture that was made by dry-key stone masonry techniques. Visit the Quarryman’s Museum to see Harvey Fite’s unique collection of indigenous tools.
Visit Opus 40 to see Harvey Fite’s breathtaking work. One can walk through, around and over the nine-ton monolith of a sculpture three stories above ground. The experience is enjoyable for people of all ages. From its deepest subterranean pathways, 16 feet below ground, and up the nine-ton monolith, visitors can explore the epicenter and summit of the sculpture, three stories high.
$10 per adult
$7 students and seniors
$3 school-age children (age 6-12)
Opus 40 is open from Memorial Day weekend through October, Thurs.-Sun., 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Call for information on group tours or special events, or to schedule an off-day visit.
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