The Catskills Sights

Pratt's Rocks

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

A steep, serpentine, half-mile climb leads to a series of carvings chiseled into a prominent sandstone outcropping. With only slight sarcasm, the whitewashed carvings are noted as the "Rushmore of the East." According to local lore, Zadock Pratt commissioned sculptor Andrew W. Pearse to create the cameo-like carvings in exchange for room and board. Images of Pratt's son George, a colonel who was killed in the Civil War, and Pratt's favorite horse are visible from the mountainside as you hike.

Sight Information


Main St./Rte. 23, 1 mi east of Prattsville center, Prattsville, New York, United States



Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 10/27/2015


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