A Revolutionary Idea
Cotton & silk for clothing; locomotives for travel; paper for books & writing letters; Lucky Lindy's plane engine. What do they have in common? They all came from the same place!
In 1791, Paterson, America's first planned industrial city, was established, centered around the Great Falls of the Passaic River. From humble mills would rise industries that changed the face of the United States.
Calling all Junior Rangers!
The park now has its own Junior Ranger book! You can earn a badge, like the one above, by completing the activities. Here's how...Read More
Have You Heard?
Paterson Great Falls NHP has its own app! Listen to stories about Paterson's great history as you walk through the Historic District.Read More
Help Us Plan YOUR Park
We need your help to plan the future of this new national park. Your suggestions will determine the direction the park takes over the next 20 years.Read More
You can be a Scout Ranger!
Boy and & Girl Scouts - You can now be a National Park Service Scout Ranger! Explore & protect national parks, earn badges & certificates, & have fun!Read More
People in Partnership with Nature
Visit us and learn how waterfalls, mills and engineering wonders brought the Industrial Revolution to the United States.Read More
Meet the members of the Federal Advisory Commission for Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.Read More
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Did You Know?
That Pierre L’Enfant, famed engineer of Washington, D.C., was hired to design the city of Paterson? Although he was fired, his raceway designs were later modified and used to direct water to the mills. More...