Franconia, New Hampshire: Where "Old Man of the Mountain" Used to Be (Gone)

Famous craggy profile, named in 1805, slid off the mountain in 2003.

Franconia Notch State Park

US Hwy 3, Franconia, NH
Franconia Notch State Park. Off of US 3 south of town.
Save to My Sights
Franconia, New Hampshire - Stone Face Could Become Glass Face
Where "Old Man of the Mountain" Used to Be: May 2 is the fifth anniversary of the collapse of "Old Man of the Mountain," New Hampshire's official state symbol, also known as the "Great Stone Face." [04/27/2008] Complete Story...

Visitor Tips and News About Where "Old Man of the Mountain" Used to Be

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Museum planned to remember fallen Man of the Mountain

A year after the New Hampshire's giant natural stone formation, the Old Man of the Mountain, broke loose and slid to its doom, plans are underway to remember the landmark symbol. An Old Man of the Mountain Museum will be created at the base of Cannon Mountain at Franconia Notch, exhibiting photos and artifacts, including pieces of the great face itself.

... [05/16/2004] Complete News Story

Feeble replicas across New England commemorate Old Man of the Mountain

New Englanders are still reeling from the May collapse of New Hampshire's Old Man of the Mountain, while the state's Old Man Revitalization Task Force works feverishly to deliver a proposal in September. In the meantime, temporary or relatively small more permanent tributes to the geologic state symbol are cropping up.

... [08/30/2003] Complete News Story

Old Man of the Mountain loses face

New Hampshire's most recognizable tourist attraction, a 40-foot tall rock outcropping called the "Old Man of the Mountain," was destroyed by natural forces on May 1 or 2. The giant stone face, visible as a stern Lincoln-esque profile along I-93 at Franconia Notch, apparently slid off while obscured by cloud cover.... [05/04/2003] Complete News Story

Nearby Offbeat Places

Old Man of the Mountain Profiler PlazaOld Man of the Mountain Profiler Plaza, Franconia, NH - < 1 mi.
Abducted by AliensAbducted by Aliens, Lincoln, NH - 6 mi.
Indian Head RockIndian Head Rock, Lincoln, NH - 6 mi.
In the region:
Largest Zipper in America, Barre, VT - 41 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

October 21, 2017

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

New Hampshire Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Teapot Dome Gas Station, Zillah, Washington (Oct 16-22, 2017)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Nearby Hotels and Motels, Franconia, New Hampshire

Nightly rates found:

Book Online Now