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

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
Phone Number: 603-823-8800
Website
Improve this listing
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 110 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Take a short walk to see where the iconic Old Man of the Mountain ued to be.

It is worth taking the short, wheelchair accessible path to see cliff where the Old Man of the Mountain used to be, along with the mountains and pretty lake that are still there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
joybill78
,
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

would have liked to know he wasn't on mtn top anymore before we got there, still pretty scenery. There is a model so you can line up where he used to be,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ascot, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Took a friend to the White Mountains to share our 'Old Man' that no longer exists except for the dedication to the National Park making a Profile Park to commemorate him. And one can contribute to the park when you purchase a granite stone. Still worth a visit although the 'Old Man' profile is gone

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
Level Contributor
60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My opinion may be biased, as I was at the site in 2001, when the man was still on the mountain. The memorial is interesting; my wife (who never saw the original) thought it was nice, while my young daughter didn't get it. (You have to stand in a certain place, based on your height, and look at the pole... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord, North Carolina
Level Contributor
101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was really fun! A quick hike with a view of a gorgeous lake and men fly fishing... We also enjoyed figuring out how to see the old man. We actually went twice it was so enjoyable!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamden, Connecticut
Level Contributor
27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

They did a really nice job on this. We enjoyed this more than before part of the profile fell. We went very early in the morning and only one other family was there. Very peaceful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Keene, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very informative and well done. This is a free attraction and has a good set up. There are movies and photos to explain what the Old Man Is and what is means to the people of New Hampshire.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It is worth taking the short, wheelchair accessible path to see cliff where the Old Man of the Mountain used to be, along with the mountains and pretty lake that are still there. I was not the only visitor that day who had seen the Old Man rock formation before it fell and could still kind of see it from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This would have been a great site to visit before the man fell off the mountian. It was a nice little hike around the lake. Site is very pretty

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I wish I would have seen this rock formation before it collapsed. The park has done a great job to highlight its history and has placed a creative memorial for all to see what it was like. This is a beautiful and tranquil place to visit... very accessible to all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I was very interested in the Old Man of the Mountain Site. I enjoyed the whole place and very glad I made a stop on a cold wet day to see where the old man had been.

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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?