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Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
603-823-8800
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Ranked #12 of 14 Attractions in Franconia
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation resembling a man's profile collapsed on May 3, 2003.
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Patchogue, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Unfortunately, the old man is no longer up on the mountain, But the historical site has done a great job to give us an idea of how the mountain looked. It is a pleasant easy walk to the site and a nice view of the lake. A must do in order to learn about the Old Man and how it... More

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

So it probably was exciting a while ago, before the face fell off. Now it's kind of an average mountain park.

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Syracuse, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's wonderful that they put together this historic site. Such a neat way to replace him. Nice walk as well.

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Douglas, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

although the rock profile has fallen off, the park has a innovative feature that allows you to 'see' how it used to look! Very neat. We went after a rain and the fog in at the tops of the mountains was breath taking. Don't let certain weather conditions keep you from seeing this beautiful area.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was curious what the did here now that the Old Man no longer exists. The sculpture they created to view the Old Man is very well done.

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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55 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I haven't been here since the demise of the Old Man. I brought my husband here so he can see the history. The park was done really nicely in honor of the historical site. How they were able to somewhat re-create the Old Man by setting up architectural standards so you can see what he looked like was really cool.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I could appreciate more because I had seen the profile years back, than the rest of the family. Interesting is the profile plaza with metal "profilers" which gives people of various heights a means to see what the profile was like against the mountain--an excellent piece of designing and planning. Best part of all was a gentleman who I believe... More

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Augusta, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

we visited this in 2003 just before the face fell off. what a shame, but were glad to have seen it and came through on our way back to the hotel

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I saw the Old Man in the Mountain in 1994 before his face fell off. I thought it was neat how they discovered this wonderful part of nature and made it a place for us to view. Since the face has fallen off they have preserved the area and have made a nice memory of the way it use to... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a nice park to walk down to from the parking area. The upper parking area has the bathrooms, gift shop and museum. Unfortunately the gift shop and museum closes at 4pm. The gift shop sells drinks and ice cream, but is you get there after 4pm your out of luck. The lower parking area does not have the... More

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