• Paterson Great Falls

    Paterson Great Falls

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Interested in Reserving a Tour

    Are you planning to visit Paterson Great Falls this winter? If so, plan ahead and make a reservation in advance for the free orientation tour - A Stroll Through History. More »

  • Mary Ellen Kramer Park Closure Announcement from the City of Paterson

    Due to landscape improvement project, Mary Ellen Kramer Park, landing & footbridge will be closed on November 4, 2013. The project may be completed by end of 2014. Reservations for NPS programs will still be taken. Falls can be viewed from Overlook Park

For Kids

Junior Ranger getting sworn in at Paterson Great Falls NHP

One of our first Junior Rangers gets sworn in at Paterson Great Falls.

I. Goldman - NPS PHOTO

Hi, kids!

There are fun new activities to do at Paterson Great Falls!

You can become a Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Junior Ranger. Just download and print the new Junior Ranger book, and bring it with you when you visit the park!



(Our new Junior Ranger book was created by 16-year-old Barrett Young and his parents, Wayne and Dee - all of them NPS Volunteers-In-Parks. Thank you, Young family!)

Who is a Junior Ranger? Any young person who is interested in our national parks and who wants to learn more about the natural and historic wonders protected by the National Park Service. Most of the over-400 national parks have a Junior Ranger program; be sure to ask about it whenever you visit one of these amazing places.

 

If you are a Boy Scout or a Girl Scout, you can also become a National Park Service Scout Ranger. Here's how!

The National Park Service also has WebRangers - for kids of all ages. You can learn about our national parks, historic sites, battlefields, plants, animals, and more - on-line - and earn (virtual) badges and medals in the process.

Have fun!

Did You Know?

William Paterson

The city of Paterson was named for William Paterson, the governor of New Jersey who signed the charter for S.U.M.? The city was named before a site for it was chosen! More...