With the collapse of the Old Man of the Mountain on May 3, 2003, New Hampshire lost a beloved icon. Since that day, friends of the Old Man from throughout the Granite State and beyond have continued to celebrate the spirit of the Profile.
The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund, with the support of hundreds of people, has created the Profile Plaza in Franconia Notch as a lasting monument to honor the Old Man. The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund is a private, non-profit organization that grew out of the task force appointed by Governor Craig Benson after the collapse of the Old Man of the Mountain on May 3, 2003. The Legacy Fund works in partnership with the NH Division of Parks & Recreation to provide a “lasting legacy of remembrance” for the Old Man of the Mountain.
The Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza was dedicated in June 2011 and includes seven steel "profilers" that recreate the visage of the Old Man looking over Franconia Notch. The Plaza also includes hundreds of paver stones purchased by friends of the Old Man from throughout the Granite State and far beyond and engraved with personal messages.The Legacy Fund maintains an exhibit at Cannon Mountain’s Tramway building and provides traveling displays and lectures for classrooms and group events across the state.
Address: Exit 34B of I-93 in Franconia Notch State Park