• Paterson Great Falls

    Paterson Great Falls

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Mary Ellen Kramer Park Closure Announcement from the City of Paterson

    Due to landscape improvement project, the City of Paterson closed Mary Ellen Kramer Park, landing & footbridge on November 4, 2013. The project may be completed by end of 2014. Falls can be viewed from Overlook Park. Call 973-321-1212 for project info.

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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?

Colonel Samual Colt

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.