• Paterson Great Falls

    Paterson Great Falls

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Take a guided walking tour or tune in to the free app.

    Join us for a guided tour at 11AM and 3PM on weekends thru 10/26. Meet us at the Alexander Hamilton statue at 72 McBride Avenue. Interested in a self-guided opportunity? Download the free app. Learn more about both options and we'll see you soon. More »

  • Only one portion of the park is closed - Mary Ellen Kramer Park

    Due to a landscape improvement project, a section of the park, Mary Ellen Kramer Park, and the pedestrian bridge crossing the chasm is closed. Project may be completed early in 2015. The Great Falls can still be viewed at Overlook Park, 72 McBride Ave.

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?

Colonel Samual Colt

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.