• Paterson Great Falls

    Paterson Great Falls

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Interested in Reserving a Tour

    Are you planning to visit Paterson Great Falls this winter? If so, plan ahead and make a reservation in advance for the free orientation tour - A Stroll Through History. 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 end of 2014. Reservations for NPS programs will still be taken. Falls can be viewed from Overlook Park

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Secretary Salazar to dedicate America's 397th National Park

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Check out our new wayside exhibit - coming soon in 2013!

2013 NPS NER Passport Stamp - Patterson Great Falls NHP
The Eastern National 2013 "Passport To Your National Parks" winner - Mid-Atlantic Region - Paterson Great Falls NHP!
Adali Rosario - Copyright Adali Photography

Congratulations to Paterson Great Falls NHP Volunteer Photographer Adali Rosario for winning the Eastern National 2013 Passport To Your National Parks® Photography Contest.

Only ten winners are chosen nationwide to represent a park in each of the National Park Service regions. Mr. Rosario's picture will represent Paterson Great Falls and the Mid-Atlantic Region.

You can read more about Mr. Rosario here.

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...