• Paterson Great Falls

    Paterson Great Falls

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Take a self-guided walking tour by dialing in or downloading mill mile

    Due to a staff training, there will not be any guided tours on 8/27. Download or dial into the free mill mile walking tour. Learn more 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.

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Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park makes every effort to keep you informed on news events, special events and new or ongoing projects.

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?

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton, founder of Paterson, faced great opposition to his ideas for an industrial America? Many government leaders, including Thomas Jefferson, believed the new nation should base its economy, and could grow powerful, through agriculture – growing what it needed and selling the surplus.