• 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 held daily at 11AM and 3PM. 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.

Be An NPS Scout Ranger!

Image of both Boy and Girl Scout patches
The National Park Service Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger patches - one for Boy Scouts, the other for Girl Scouts
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Are you a Girl Scout? A Boy Scout?

If so, you can also become a National Park Service Scout Ranger! You can explore the many historic and natural wonders throughout the National Park System, learn about the National Park Service, and help us protect these amazing places.

You can learn more about the National Park Service Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger program here: You can download the handout that explains the program, find answers to your questions, and find out how to earn a certificate or patch (patches pictured above).

Did You Know?

Detail of image of L'Enfant at the US Capitol; Credit: Architect of the Capitol

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...