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Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
+1 603-823-8800
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Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation resembling a man's profile collapsed on May 3, 2003.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“historic site” (16 reviews)
“nice tribute” (8 reviews)
“viewing area” (9 reviews)
Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
+1 603-823-8800

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The people of New Hampshire still mourn for the Old Man. Sadly, over the years frost made the rocks weak and the support was quite damaged. It collapsed and toppled forward to its doom. The Visitor Center covered how majestic it used to be to...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Points for originality. You visit because it's an easy stop off when driving past and you only stop because it is (technically, was ?) the New Hampshire state symbol. The principle is quite unique but please don't expect much. The whole thing can be done...More

Thank Ali921
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Man of the Mountain is another place in the Franconia Notch State Park. An interesting historical site to visit.

Thank Bluebirdsinging
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this while in the Park. We saw the museum and then went to the Memorial for it. It was rainy and foggy so you couldn't 'see' the Old Man but what a clever idea!

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The old man of the mountain is located near franconia state forrest. The entrance is free. When we got there we were sorry to hear that the nose fell few years ago. But we met people that come here every year because they remember themselves...More

Thank sammy1420
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As many have said in their reviews, the face is gone. It's still a good conversation piece. The area is very pretty. Worth a stop just to look.

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Since the actual Old Man outcropping fell off some years ago, what's left is a pretty neat system designed to allow you to see what it would have looked like prior to the fall, based on your height. I think the creativity this system necessitated...More

Thank Katy C
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Pretty park, great mountain views. But the profiler is a let down without the full face (the rocks fell 13-14 years ago). Imagine crazy horse in South Dakota, but natural stone. The profiler is great for geology buffs. A good lesson on geometry as well...More

Thank lakwatsera2014
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Though the stone face has long succumbed to nature, this is a very well done tribute that makes you feel as though you are looking at it once again. It’s an easy walk to the plaza.

Thank tawny1956
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The profile plaza is a donation funded tribute to the state symbol, "The Old Man of the Mountain" It was ingeniously designed to simulate how the "old man" looked when it was still part of the mountain. I remember seeing the Old Man in the...More

Thank maryannfm
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