We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
603-823-8800
Improve this listing
63%
Ranked #13 of 15 Attractions in Franconia
Type: Geologic Formations, Cultural
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Formerly New Hampshire's best known landmark, this rock formation resembling a man's profile collapsed on May 3, 2003.

Hotels near Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site

Write a Review

85 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    27
    27
    18
    10
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Although the site itself had seen better days due to the demise of the poor guys face, my girl friend and I enjoyed reading the history, walking the path to see the sight. Thanks Ray & Jane Cape Cod Mass

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was very confusing to my wife and I. We saw and read ads for the Man of the Mountain attraction and decided it would be worth a stop. Good news. The grounds and parking are well done, there is a pretty lake, and the story of the crash of the rock formation is interesting. Bad news (and somewhat misleading... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
259 reviews 259 reviews
212 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The silhouette in the granite; which was known as the "Old Man of the Mountain", in Franconian Notch, N.H., or a stone face, crumbled, and fell down the mountainside a few years ago. Consequently this landmark no longer exists, only a few boulders remain in that section of exposed cliff. As such any advertisement to see the infamous, "Old Man... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Midlothian, Virginia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

the old man is a face cut out of the rocks by mother nature herself. It is nice to see once, but then you've done it. However, being one of the iconic landmarks in the white mountains, it's just something you have to see while in the white mountains

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We liked the story of the Old Man at the site. But, it's not the same as "the real thing" which we remember well from many visits before its unfortunate collapse. Still the area has wonderful scenery and attractions, as well as rewarding hiking trails.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Once again as we drove through the White Mountains, we stopped at the Old Man of the Mountain Historic site. We enjoyed the small museum and gift shop. Of course the view of Profile Lake is wonderful. The Old Man of the Mountain is gone but not forgotten.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
72 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It was cool to see the Old Man but now that his face has fallen off it is just over-hyped. It is a nice place to stop and enjoy nature though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Old Man is gone, so this is pretty much like going to a graveyard. Been here, done that, not going back... ever.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Do this! It is a little hike. The museum is very informative and when you get to the viewpoint -- way more than cool! You locate your height and stand - then sight up the sculpture and up to the rock of the mountain. Then you see the Old Man. This is better than cool! Peter Hughes and Judy Davis

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manassas, Virginia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The old man slid down the mountain several years ago, but they have created a really unique way to see how he "used" to look before his face fell off. Was impressed with the creativity, but walked away wondering what the big fuss was.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site also viewed

Franconia, White Mountains
Franconia, White Mountains
 
Franconia, White Mountains
Franconia, White Mountains
 

Been to Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing