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.
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.
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
Meet the members of the Federal Advisory Commission for Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.Read More
Attention Teachers and Travelers
Schedule a guided program with a National Park Ranger or Volunteer for Monday - Friday mornings.Read More
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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? The App is Here!
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
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
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.