Public Tour Scheduled for Sunday, December 1
Join Great Falls Youth Corps Volunteers for "A Stroll Through History-The Paterson Great Falls Orientation Tour." Meet at the Paterson Museum, 2 Market St, Paterson, NJ 07501 at 1PM. 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 Spring, 2014. Reservations for NPS programs will still be taken. Falls can be viewed from Overlook Park.
I. Goldman - NPS PHOTO
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!
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.
Did You Know?
Samuel Colt was an early Paterson business owner? From 1836 until 1842, his gun mill produced about 5,000 guns. A lack of government contracts was a major factor in his failure in Paterson. He later achieved success in his hometown of Hartford, Conn., with the outbreak of the Mexican-American War.