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Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site

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Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: 603-823-8800
Description: Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation...
Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation resembling a man's profile collapsed on May 3, 2003.
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Gone but not forgotten

While visiting the area a couple of weeks ago we couldn't help but stop by what I thought would be "the grave site of the Old Man of the Mountain". We were pleasantly surprised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

While visiting the area a couple of weeks ago we couldn't help but stop by what I thought would be "the grave site of the Old Man of the Mountain". We were pleasantly surprised to see that a little park has been created with a way to "recreate" the view. What a great way to honor the old man. May... More 

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Providence, RI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Having visited the sight for many years to view the original face, this was okay. For young people it is a chance to see the history of this natural phenomenon. Peaceful area along Profile Lake does not require a long visit.

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Northford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My parents used to take us to the White Mountains when we were kids, and mom and dad always took us to see the Old Man. I had not been here since he fell into the notch, so last summer on my return to the Whites with my wife, I had to return to the Old Man site. IMHO, those... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What was once an iconic view of the Old Man has crumbled down a number of years ago, so there is nothing to see but where it USED to be. The tram ride nearby is nice to take in the sweeping views. There are trails to hike or bikd all around this area. But unless you are here for a... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped here to see what they did to remember The Old man, I thought it was fantastic. a must see when your in the area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped here with my girlfriend because I was very interested in seeing what the new site looked like. I remembered stopping when I was a young kid with my parents and seeing the Old Man and thinking it was pretty cool. The historical site off the highway is very nice and clean. Really nice area and views. Gift shop and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

GOOD - interesting historicall information. Nice lake and picnic area by site. Easy access from I93, same exit as cannon mountain. BAD - Not much to do. UGLY - They try to visually recreate the image of "old man" rock formation before it crumbled - just doesn't cut it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband came here at age 10 with his grandparents and now we are traveling with our 8 yr old grandson. This was a planned quick stop as he knew the face had fallen off the mountain. Kind of cool to try and see the face with the rods set up IF you are patient and can get the right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I visited this as a kid and of course it's gone but well preserved area to walk on and view the history. Very nicely done. It's a piece of NH and my history that I'm sorry is gone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Even though the old man is gone, the area and history behind the man is incredible. There is a beautiful memorial for the natural wonder that is very cool to go to!

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Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: 603-823-8800
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Franconia

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